Rescue services continue search for fisherman missing off Mayo coast

Rescue services continue search for fisherman missing off Mayo coast

Searches are continuing today for a fisherman missing off the coast of Co Mayo.

The alarm was raised last Friday when the 24-year-old failed to return from lobster fishing off Belmullet.

Local lifeboats are co-ordinating the multi-agency search, which is today focussing on an area off Erris Head around Broadhaven Bay.

Conditions have been described as good and the Ballyglass RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, Padraic Sheeran, said there has been an "incredible community effort" in the search.

Mr Sheeran said: "We have seen our entire volunteer lifeboat crew take part in it along with our colleagues in the Coast Guard, the Civil Defence, the Gardaí, the Order of Malta and local diving clubs and boats.

"Our thoughts are very much with the family and friends of the young man at this time."


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