Coast guard involved in major search underway for missing person on Lough Ree

Coast guard involved in major search underway for missing person on Lough Ree
RNLI search operation, file photo

A major search is underway on a Midlands lake for a missing person.

The operation began yesterday evening after the person failed to return ashore after jet-skiing on Lough Ree, which borders Westmeath and Longford.

The search involved sub-aqua clubs, civil defence, RNLI crews and the Irish Coast Guard Helicopter.

The coast guard stood down the search late last night, but it's expected to resume this morning.

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