Major search underway off Co Wicklow coast for man who went overboard

Local lifeboat crews and a search & rescue helicopter are involved in the operation

Major search underway off Co Wicklow coast for man who went overboard

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A major search operation is underway in Co Wicklow after a man went overboard from a local fishing vessel earlier this morning.

The operation is taking place off the Arklow coast.

Arklow Lifeboat along with the Rosslare Lifeboat and the 117 search and rescue helicopter from Waterford are currently on scene carrying out a search of the area.

It is understood Wicklow Lifeboat crew is also due to assist the operation this afternoon.