The search for a missing Chinese man who was swept off the Kerry coast while fishing has been stepped down.
Jack Chaud has been missing since August 14th.
He was fishing with friends off the rocks at Ballyheigue on Kerry Head when he was pulled into the water by a wave. Father of two, Jack Chaud had been living in Glin with his wife and family for the past 10 years. A keen angler, Mr Chaud worked in Profile Developments and was well known in the area where his son attended the local national school. He was fishing with friends in Ballyheigue when he was swept off the rocks by a wave. One of his friends contacted Listowel Gardaí, who alerted Valentia Coastguard. Up to 40 people were involved in the search and recovery operation, including the crew of the Irish naval vessel the LE Orla. The Glenderry and Ballybunion Coastguard units, the Coastguard helicopter, the Fenit RNLI lifeboats and the Ballyheigue and Banna Community Rescue Boats also took part in the operation. Local Fine Gael councillor John Sheahan said there is a lot of support for the family in Glin.