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Major search launched over fears person has plunged overboard from Stena Line ferry | The Sun

A MAJOR search has been launched over fears a person has plunged overboard from a Stena Line ferry.

The rescue mission started last night in the Belfast Lough area after unconfirmed reports suggest a person fell into the water.

A local search and rescue team confirmed in social media post they were called out around 10.30pm.

Online boat and aircraft trackers show an RNLI lifeboat, pilot boat, a search and rescue vessel and harbour police patrolling the area close to Green Island.

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The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said: "Police and other emergency services are currently involved in an ongoing search of the Belfast Lough area.

"There are no further details at this time and we are asking members of the public to avoid the area."

BelfastLive reports emergency services remain at the scene this morning including a Rescue 199 helicopter from Scotland.

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