Search Called Off For Fisherman At Portrush Coastline

The Royal National Lifeboat Association (RNLI) has reiterated its health and safety message after a man died at the Portrush coastline at Ramore Head in County Londonderry.

Jaroslaw Andrykiewicz, a Polish national who lived in Dungannon, is thought to have been swept off the rocks on September 14th. On October 2nd, the police revealed they have called off their search for the fisherman.

A spokesperson for the RNLI said that slips, trips and falls and alcohol intoxication are responsible for a “considerable number of incidents” on the coastline.

The majority of fatal accidents occur when people are by the shoreline, performing “seemingly harmless” activities such as fishing, walking and swimming, they added.

The representative advised people to stay away from the edges of cliff, read safety information and stick to the clearly-marked paths.

Councilor Sam Cole, Coleraine Policing and Community Safety Partnership chairman, extended his “heartfelt thoughts and prayers” to the family of Mr Andrykiewicz.

The incident is a “stark reminder” of the need to behave in a cautious way when near to the sea or to other waterways, he added.

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