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Coastguard

Search for missing fisherman swept off Kerry rocks to resume today

The Chinese man was on fishing from some rocks when a rogue wave swept him out to sea.

90223-image1439798536 (1) Search and rescue operation for missing person off Kerry coast. Lt Stuart Donaldson L.É. Orla Lt Stuart Donaldson L.É. Orla

THE SEARCH FOR a missing fisherman will resume today off the coast of County Kerry.

The Chinese man was fishing on Friday afternoon when he was swept out to sea by a rogue wave.

The Irish Coastguard footage shown on RTÉ shows the area where the man was last seen.

Over the weekend searches for the man were co-ordinated by Valentia Coastguard, Shannon Rescue 115 and the naval vessel the LÉ Orla.

LÉ Orla was appointed as the On-Scene Coordinator, with Fenit lifeboat and Glenderry Coastguard unit assisting in scouring the area in rough sea conditions.

Speaking on Newstalk this morning, Fergus Cooney from the Irish Coastguard appealed to all shore anglers to wear a life-jacket when fishing.

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