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Search for missing man off Howth coast stood down

The man’s body has still not been recovered after he was seen in the water yesterday evening.

Image: USCG Press via Flickr

THE SEARCH FOR a man who got into difficulty off the coast of Howth, Dublin, yesterday evening has been stood down this morning.

A search was launched by the Coast Guard and local lifeboat crew just after 7pm yesterday evening when a woman reported seeing a man jump into the water at Balscadden Bay.

Crews resumed the search at 6am this morning with the Coast Guard helicopter also involved but a spokesperson told that this was stood down at around 8am.

“There’s only so far you can go, they didn’t find anything when they searched at low tide and there was nothing found by the lifeboat, the Coast Guard unit or the helicopter,” they said.

It is understood that a garda dive unit will now be called in to take over.

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