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Search for fisherman off Louth coast to resume

The helicopters and naval vessel are to start their search from 8.15am.

File photo of the Irish Coast Guard.
File photo of the Irish Coast Guard.
Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

A SEARCH FOR a man who fell from a fishing trawler off the coast of Louth yesterday afternoon has resumed this morning.

The Dublin Coast Guard told TheJournal.ie that helicopters and the naval vessel L.E. Ciara will begin their search from about 8.15am.

The fisherman, who has not yet been named, is a foreign national.

The rescue teams, including lifeboat crews and other fishing vessels, are concentrating their efforts to the east of Clogherhead, off the Louth coast.

The search got underway yesterday after the man fell overboard shortly before 1pm.

His trawler, the Zenith, was around 19 miles east of Clogherhead at the time. The Clogherhead lifeboat was dispatched at 12.58pm, and nine fishing boats in the area were also alerted.

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