Kerry Head search may be stood down due to poor weather

A search operation for a fisherman who went missing off Kerry Head looks set to be stood down because of the weather.

The man went missing on Wednesday night while angling off rocks.

Another man, understood to be his brother, was also swept into the water but managed to make it back to shore.

The LE Niamh naval vessel is continuing to search for the man but because of deteriorating weather conditions, the search looks set to be stood down this afternoon.

Members of the navy had assessed diving opportunities but because of inclement weather, the earliest time for dives to possibly take place will be on Sunday.

Valentia Coast Guard says the LE Niamh will be released from the search later today.