louth missing fisherman search

The search for a fisherman missing after a boat sank off the Co Louth coast, has been suspended overnight

The search for a fisherman missing from a boat that sank off the Co Louth coast this morning has been suspended overnight.

Emergency services received a mayday call around 8.45am this morning from a vessel in difficulty with two persons onboard.

The Marine Rescue Coordination Centre immediately coordinated the search and rescue mission.

The coastguard helicopter R116, Clogherhead RNLI Lifeboat, Clogherhead Coast Guard Unit and Greenore Coast Guard unit were all tasked to the location, which is one nautical mile north of Dunany Point in Co Louth.

One of the two persons onboard the fishing vessel was rescued from the sea, but the second person remains missing.

This evening a Spokesperson for the Department of Transport said:

“The Irish Coast Guard Marine Rescue Coordination Centre Dublin continues to coordinate the search for a missing fisherman off the coast of Co Louth.

“This evening, Clogherhead Coast Guard Unit, Greenore Coast Guard, Clogherhead RNLI Lifeboat, Dublin Based CG Helicopter R116, Irish Lights Vessel Granuaile and several fishing vessels have suspended the search at sea due to darkness. Coast Guard Units have also suspended their shoreline search due to darkness.

“The search for the missing fisherman will recommence at first light tomorrow morning.”

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