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Body washed up on Carnlough beach was missing fisherman Jaroslaw Andrykiewicz

By Claire Cromie

A body found washed up on a Co Antrim beach on Friday has been identified as Polish fisherman Jaroslaw Andrykiewicz, who was swept out to sea on the north coast last month.

The 38-year-old had been living in Moy, near Dungannon, since moving here six years ago.

His distraught mother and a brother had travelled from Poland when told he was missing.

He had been fishing off rocks at Ramore Head, Portrush, on Saturday, September 14, when he was swept into the sea.

A massive search operation was launched but to no avail.

Mr Andrykiewicz's mother told of her desperation to recover his body so his remains could be returned to Poland.

Tributes were paid to the Polish man, who was described by colleagues at his work, Gilfresh Produce in Loughgall, as "very popular".

He was so highly regarded at the Dungannon fruit and vegetable firm that he had been promoted to a new position less than a week before tragedy struck.

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