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The search for a man missing off the North Kerry coast is continuing today.

The Chinese national had been fishing with friends on Friday afternoon when he was swept off the rocks by Kerryhead.

Valentia Coastguard told Radio Kerry News that Glenderry and Ballybunion Coastguard Units have re-commenced the search.

Naval vessel the LÉ Orla is expected to join the effort at 11am while Shannon Rescue Helicopter 115 is expected on the scene at 1.30pm today.

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

Fenit Lifeboat and Banna Sea Rescue are also providing assistance.

The swell resulted in challenging conditions over the past two days, but Valentia Coastguard today said said sea conditions have vastly improved today.