Northern Ireland

Man swept out to sea was Polish national

Rough seas at Ramore Head
Image caption The search was called off due to the stormy weather

A man swept out to sea at Ramore Head in Portrush, County Antrim, on Saturday was Polish national Jaroslaw Andrykiewicz.

The 38-year-old, who had been walking across rocks after a fishing trip, lived in Dungannon, County Tyrone.

A search for him was temporarily suspended on Sunday due to severe weather, but the police said it would begin again as soon as it was safe.

Police have urged the public not to try to carry out searches on their own.

"There is a very real risk to life in untrained and inexperienced individuals attempting to undertake this type of work, particularly given the severe weather conditions," said the PSNI.

A search involving Portrush lifeboats, Coleraine and Ballycastle coastguard teams, a police helicopter and an Irish coastguard helicopter, was called off at 20:00 BST on Saturday due to poor light.

It resumed on Sunday morning in conditions made difficult by gale force winds and very rough seas, but was later halted.

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