Sea search for missing teen over for night

 

The sea search for a a teenager missing off the coast of Mayo since Friday has ended for the night without finding him.

A spokesman for for the Malin Head coastguard told ireland.comthat they will start looking again in the morning and that it was still a "search and rescue" operation.

Tomorrow's search will be a coastal one.

The search for the 16-year-old boy began on Friday after the boat in which he and his father were transporting sheep sank.

The father was rescued shortly afterwards.

Today's enormous search involved the Killala coastguard, the Achill and Ballyglass lifeboats, local boats and the navy ship LE Ciara which is coordinating diving operations.