Trio airlifted off Belfast mountain by police helicopter

Black Mountain pictured after darkness has fallen
Black Mountain pictured after darkness has fallen

Three boys have had to be rescued from Black Mountain, on the edge of west Belfast.

At about 9.45pm on Thursday night, police received a report that three young boys – two aged 12 and one aged 14 – had become stuck.

The police helicopter was tasked to conduct a search of the mountain and located the boys shortly before 10.30pm.

It landed a short distance away and a member of the aircraft crew assisted them.

They were then airlifted to a nearby sports pitch.

The three boys were cold but otherwise unharmed.