29/09/2015

Search For Missing Kayaker Resumes

A search for a missing kayaker is resuming off the coast of County Antrim.

47-year-old Robert Hanna from Carrickfergus, went out to sea at around 1.30pm on Monday and failed to return.

Volunteer lifeboat crew from Larne, Red Bay, Bangor and Donaghadee RNLI searched for the missing man throughout the early hours and stopped at 3.30am.

The search has now resumed from Belfast Lough to Fairhead.
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Darren Byers, RNLI Divisional Operations Manager said: "Our volunteers have had a short break to rest and refuel their lifeboats but are now back out and will be making every attempt this morning to find the missing kayaker and bring him home. Our thoughts and prayers are very much with the man and his family at this time."

(CD/MH)


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