Search under way for missing man at Lough Erne

One person rescued by RNLI after incident involving jet-ski in Co Fermanagh

One man has been rescued from the water at Lough Erne and searches are continuing for a second man

One man has been rescued from the water at Lough Erne and searches are continuing for a second man

 

A major search operation is under way for a man who has been reported missing in Co Fermanagh’s Lough Erne.

Police and other emergency services are currently conducting searches in Lough Erne following reports of an incident involving a jet-ski earlier.

One man has been rescued from the water and searches are continuing for a second man.

A spokesman for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution said: “Both Enniskillen RNLI and Carrybridge RNLI were requested to launch their inshore lifeboats and rescue water craft at approximately 5.30pm following reports of a person in the water, off a jet-ski in the area of Muckross Bay.

“Enniskillen RNLI was already on the lough at the time having responded to a separate call out.

Once on the scene, it was observed that one person had already swum to shore.

“The search is ongoing for a second person.

“The PSNI boat and the Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 118 from Sligo are also involved in the air and water operation with the Fire and Rescue Service and Mountain Rescue involved from the shore.” – PA