This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 8 °C Friday 10 July, 2020

Search for missing fisherman called off for the night

Patrick Barry was reported missing yesterday after his vessel was found near Kilmore Quay.

Image: Kilmore Quay Lifeboat via Facebook

THE SEARCH FOR a lobster fisherman missing off the coast of Wexford has been called off for the night, with the effort due to begin again at first light tomorrow morning.

The man — named locally as Patrick Barry, and aged in his 50s — was reported missing at 12.40pm yesterday after another fisherman found his vessel, the Lenora Jacinta, south of the Great Saltee near Kilmore Quay.

A coordinated search effort was launched, and continued today before being called off due to fading light.

RNLI vessels from Fethard, Rosslare and Kilmore Quay all took part in the effort, along with ‘numerous’ local fishing vessels, an Irish Coast Guard spokesman confirmed to

Garda and naval divers also conducted searches in the area today, while coast guard units from Fethard, Rosslare and Kilmore Quay carried out low-water coastline searches.

Read: Coast Guard helicopter called to medical emergency aboard French survey vessel

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:

Read next: