Sea search for kayaker
AN air and sea search was under way off the west Cork coast last night for a kayaker who is understood to have got into difficulty.
The Castletownbere Lifeboat and the Shannon-based rescue helicopter were at the scene last night at Allihies in the Beara Peninsula. The Castletownbere RNLI launched their search shortly after 9pm after the kayaker, understood to be male, failed to return back to land.
The kayaker was last seen at around 2pm heading in to the water at Derrynane Bay.