Cork: Search for missing fisherman stood down

Irish Coast Guard vehicles at Dunmanus Bay Image copyright RTÉ

A search for a fisherman who went missing off the Irish coast has been stood down until Friday morning.

The search began after the man failed to return to port in west County Cork as had been scheduled at 18:00 local time on Wednesday.

A search, led by the Irish Coast Guard, was called off late on Wednesday night and resumed at 07:00 on Thursday.

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Image caption The Castletownbere lifeboat is among the vessels involved in the search

The search was focused on Dunmanus Bay after wreckage was understood to have been found on its southern shore.

Naval ships, search helicopters and fishing vessels have all been involved in the search.

It will resume at 09:00 on Friday.