Major search underway after fisherman falls overboard off Wicklow coast

A search operation involving the Arklow and Rosslare RNLI is currently underway off the Arklow coastline after a man fell overboard from a fishing boat earlier this morning.


The Arklow lifeboat was launched around 9.30 this morning and is being assisted by the search and rescue helicopter. The Rosslare lifeboat was also launched to assist in the search.

The incident took place early this morning around 6km east of Kilmichael Point. The man who fell overboard was part of a small crew on a local fishing boat.

* Update: The search resumes for missing fisherman off Wicklow coast

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