Northern Ireland

Lough Erne search for missing jet skier suspended

The search for the missing man is centred on Muckross near Kesh Image copyright Google Maps
Image caption The search for the missing man is centred on Muckross near Kesh

The search for man missing on Lough Erne has been stood down for the night.

Police, the RNLI and a helicopter from the Irish Coastguard were involved in the search.

The RNLI said they were called to the Muckross area following reports of a person in the water after an incident involving a jet ski at 17:30 BST on Sunday.

One man was rescued from the water by a boat already in the area and the search began for a second man.

Police and other emergency services are to resume searches on Monday morning.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) had two boats involved in the search.

In a statement, they said: "Enniskillen and Carrybridge RNLI's inshore lifeboats and Rescue Water Craft were requested to launch following reports of a person in the water, off a jet ski in the Muckross area. Enniskillen RNLI was already on Lower Lough Erne having responded to a separate call out.

"Once on scene, the RNLI observed that one person who had swam towards the shore had been rescued by a boat that was in the area."