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Search for man that was swept into the sea suspended due to bad weather

The man fell into the sea yesterday afternoon after a wave washed him off the rocks.

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THE SEARCH OPERATION that continued this morning in Antrim for a man that was swept off the rocks into the sea has been called off due to stormy weather.

The PSNI said in a statement that the search operation off the coast of Portrush has terminated for the day due to storm force winds which have made conditions “too dangerous for police and coastguard crews to continue” searching.

Swept off the rocks

It is believed the man was swept into the water at Ramore Head on Saturday afternoon while he was fishing on the rocks.

The statement went on to say that “conditions will be continuously reviewed with a view to recommencing the search as soon as it is safe and practical to do so”.

The police earlier said that members of the public, who had no safety training, were attempting to assist rescue crew.

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They said they wanted to remind members of the public not to attempt to carry out any independent searches adding that there is a very real risk to life in untrained and inexperienced individuals attempting to undertake this type of work particularly in the midst of severe weather conditions.

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