Boy (7) dies after fall from cliffs in Co Antrim

PSNI investigating circumstances behind child’s death

Undated PSNI handout photo of Logan Crawford (7) who has been named as the boy who died after falling from cliffs in Northern Ireland.

A seven-year-old boy who died after falling into the sea from a cliff in Northern Ireland has been named.

Logan Crawford was missing for some time on Sunday evening and is believed to have been playing with friends near a holiday park on the north coast.

The search in Ballycastle, Co Antrim, involved the RNLI, Coastguard and a Royal Navy helicopter.

The boy was rescued from the water taken to the Causeway Hospital by helicopter but was pronounced dead.


Nationalist SDLP councillor Donal Cunningham said: "This is absolutely heartbreaking news."

A Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) spokesman said the force was investigating.

A spokesman said: “Shortly before 7.15pm, it was reported that the boy fell from a cliff into the sea.

“Northern Ireland Coastguard recovered the boy from the sea and he was airlifted to a nearby hospital, but later died as a result of his injuries.

“Inquiries are continuing.”