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Search resumes for trawlerman in Clogherhead

A major search has resumed in the Irish Sea after a trawlerman fell overboard from a fishing boat.

The man, believed to be in his 30s and foreign, was reported missing from the Zenith fishing boat about nine miles from Clogherhead in Co Louth yesterday afternoon.

The boat is registered in the fishing village of Kilkeel in Co Down.

The skipper of the boat made the emergency call after the deck hand fell into the sea.

The Clogherhead RNLI crew is co-ordinating the search locally.