Late night search for missing fisherman off West Cork

Call made to Coast Guard to report concerns man’s 20ft boat had not returned to shore

Dunmanus Bay in west Cork, where a search for a missing fisherman is continuing. File photograph: Google Maps

Dunmanus Bay in west Cork, where a search for a missing fisherman is continuing. File photograph: Google Maps

 

A search is being carried out overnight for a fisherman who failed to return to port in west Cork on Wednesday evening.

A call came into the Coast Guard at about 8.30pm to report concerns the man’s 20ft boat had not come back to shore. It is believed he was due to return at 6pm.

Despite the loss of light, considerable search efforts were ongoing late on Wednesday night on Dunmanus Bay and are due to continue on Thursday morning.