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Fisherman swept out to sea at Portrush is named, as search remains suspended

By Claire Cromie

The man who was swept off the rocks and into the sea at Ramore Head, Portrush on Saturday has been named by police.

Jaroslaw Andrykiewicz, 38, is a Polish national who lives in the Moy area of Dungannon.

He was returning from a fishing trip with two friends at about 4.25pm on Saturday when he fell into the sea.

Hopes of finding Mr Andrykiewicz alive dwindled on Sunday as bad weather hindered rescue efforts and the Coastguard search operation was suspended.

Police say it will recommence "as soon as it is safe and practical to do so".

A spokesman added: "Police would remind members of the public not to attempt to carry out any independent searches as there is a very real risk to life in untrained and inexperienced individuals attempting to undertake this type of work, particularly given the severe weather conditions."

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