Search continues for missing fisherman

A search is continuing for a missing Spanish fisherman after he fell overboard from a trawler off the South West coast at around 4am this morning.

The man went overboard from the Ecco- homo 25 miles south west of the Mizen Head in moderate seas with Force 5 winds.

The Irish Coastguard Sikorski helicopter from Shannon, is currently at the scene carrying out sweeping searches.

RNLI Lifeboats from Baltimore and Castletownbere will be joined in the search by the Naval vessels the Le Aisling and Le Emer, as well as local fishing boats.

More in this Section

Man shot in both legs in Antrim

One lucky winner scooped €500,000 in the Lotto Plus 1 draw

National LGBT Federation calls for hate crime legislation

26 abortions were carried out in Ireland last year


You might also like

Today's Stories

Review of controversial merger plan for Cork city and county councils

Consultation with LGBT community discovers hate crimes are going unpunished

Investigations underway after man shot in the face during Garda operation

Minister Denis Naughten: Broadcast charge ‘will not be brought in’

Lifestyle

10 great ideas to keep your kids occupied for the summer

Summer holidays can present a new challenge for working parents

West Cork Chamber Music festival will be treated to demonstrations by instrument makers

Danny McCarthy’s sound instalation at Triskel is based around the Proclamation

More From The Irish Examiner