THE POLICE IN Northern Ireland have ended their search operation for Jaroslaw Andrykiewicz, the 38-year-old man believed to have been swept off the rocks and into the sea at Ramore Head, Portrush on Saturday 14 September.
Mr Andrykiewicz is a Polish national who has been living in the Moy area of Dungannon.
Swept into the sea
It is believed he was swept off the rocks into the sea during stormy weather. The police in Coleraine have been in close contact with family members of Mr Andrykiewicz since he was reported missing, with several travelling to Northern Ireland from his native Poland.
Chair of Coleraine Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), Councillor Sam Cole expressed his deepest sympathies to the family stating:
On behalf of Coleraine PCSP I would like to extend my heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Jaroslaw Andrykiewicz.
He said that it was a “very unfortunate and tragic event which has caused immense distress to this young man’s family”. He added that the incident acts as a stark reminder for everyone to exercise extreme caution when taking part in any activities in close proximity to the sea.
The RNLI have also reiterated their water safety message, saying the majority of deaths happen when people are near the shore, doing seemingly harmless activities like swimming, walking and fishing, adding slips, trips, falls and alcohol contribute to a considerable number of incidents.