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The Shannon Coast Guard Helicopter has suspended its search for a fisherman who fell overboard from a Spanish trawler near the Blasket Islands.

Shannon Helicopter

It’s believed the 46-year-old had been working on a Castletownbere based boat when he disappeared near the Blasket Islands on Wednesday night.

A naval search was also stood down yesterday evening.

Nothing was found after a two hour search by the Shannon Coast Guard Helicopter this morning.

The search has been suspended pending further developments.