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Search for Dutch tourist postponed again as fresh storm moves in

It’s yet to be decided if the operation can go ahead tomorrow.

Sheep's Head Peninsula
Sheep's Head Peninsula
Image: Goleen Coast Guard via Facebook

COAST GUARD MANAGERS have decided the search for a Dutch man still missing on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula in West Cork cannot go ahead today, in light of a poor weather forecast.

An operator at the coast guard station in Valentia said conditions were too dangerous for the search effort to go ahead this morning.

The forecast for tomorrow is for further inclement weather, but the operation will be reviewed again tomorrow morning.

Two men, both from The Netherlands, were reported missing after they failed to return home from a walk on Saturday.

The body of one of the men was recovered from an inlet on the peninsula by helicopter on Monday.

Stormy weather conditions led to the effort being called off on Wednesday too.

The Goleen Coast Guard unit, which took part in this week’s operation, posted a message on its Facebook this morning asking members of the public not to start their own searches as “the search area is not accessible due to poor conditions”.

Related: Search for missing man resumes on Sheep’s Head Peninsula>

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