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Divers have joined the search for a man missing off the coast of North Kerry.

The LÉ Orla docked at Dingle Pier. Photo by Marian O'Flaherty

The man – a Chinese national who had been fishing at Kerryhead last Friday – is believed to have been swept off the rocks.

Fishing gear was recovered in the area on Saturday.

Valentia Coastguard are coordinating the search which resumed today with on-scene commander the LÉ Orla.

Glenderry and Ballybunion Coastguard Units, Ballyheigue and Banna Community Rescue Boats and a number of local boats are also assisting.

Valentia Coastguard told Radio Kerry News that search conditions at sea have improved considerably and diving operations are now underway.