Search continues for missing fisherman

LÉ Aisling
LÉ Aisling

A search is continuing this morning for a fisherman who fell overboard off the coast of Kerry yesterday evening.

The Valencia coast guard was called in at around 6:30pm after they were contacted by the Spanish Coast Guard.

The missing fisherman had been working aboard a Spanish vessel.  

The Navy’s LÉ Aisling has now joined the search along with the Shannon based coastguard helicopter.

Poor weather conditions last night meant that the helicopter had to return to base until visibility improved.