Search continues off West Cork coast for missing Kodie

Search continues off West Cork coast for missing Kodie
Irish Naval vessel 'George Bernard Shaw' leads a group of trawlers to search the waters of Dunmanus Bay for missing fisherman Kodie Healy on the second full day of the search. Picture: Andy Gibson.

SEVERAL fishing trawlers continue to search the waters of Dunmanus Bay in the search for missing fisherman Kodie Healy.

The Goleen man failed to return home from a fishing expedition on Wednesday evening.

Fisherman Kodie Healy, who failed to return home from fishing in Dunmanus Bay on Wednesday evening. Taken from Instagram
Fisherman Kodie Healy, who failed to return home from fishing in Dunmanus Bay on Wednesday evening. Taken from Instagram

The alarm was raised by his family on Wednesday night and emergency services and fishermen have come together in a major search of the waters of Dunmanus Bay to locate him.

A Coastguard helicopter was involved in the search until yesterday afternoon.

Local Coastguard volunteers, along with the Castletownbere and Union Hall lifeboats and the WB Yeats Naval vessel have all been involved in the search.

LÉ George Bernard Shaw was deployed last night to Dunmanus Bay to assist in the search for missing fisherman Kodie Healy. Pic Irish Naval Service Twitter.
LÉ George Bernard Shaw was deployed last night to Dunmanus Bay to assist in the search for missing fisherman Kodie Healy. Pic Irish Naval Service Twitter.

Fishing colleagues of the popular fisherman have been involved in searching vast stretches of sea, taking in the coastline off Kilcrohane, Ahakista, Schull and Goleen.

Mr Healy had been due back onshore at 6pm on Wednesday evening.

Debris of a boat has been recovered from the sea near Carbery Island in the bay.

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