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Search suspended for missing lobster fisherman off Wexford coast

The man was reported missing at 12.40 today near Kilmore Quay.

Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Updated 17:51

THE SEARCH FOR a fisherman who went missing earlier today off the coast of Wexford has been suspended.

The man was reported missing at 12.40pm today after another fisherman found his vessel, the Lenora Jacinta, south of the Great Saltee near Kilmore Quay.

Two lifeboats – one from Rosslare and one from Kilmore Quay – were tasked as well as the Waterford Coast Guard helicopter.

Naval divers also joined the search later this afternoon. A spokesperson for the Coast Guard told that the search has now been suspended with a hope to proceed again at first light, at around 8am tomorrow morning.

First published 16:36

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