FAMILY OF MISSING POLISH FISHERMAN ARRIVE IN NORTHERN IRELAND

The 118 Irish coastguard rescue helicopter which was involved in searches off the north Antrim coast for a missing Polish man

The 118 Irish coastguard rescue helicopter which was involved in searches off the north Antrim coast for a missing Polish man

HEARTBROKEN family members of a Polish man who fell into icy coastal waters while fishing last weekend have arrived in Northern Ireland.

Jaroslaw Andrykiewicz was swept out to sea while fishing at Ramore Head in Portrush on Saturday.

The 38-year-old had lived in Northern Ireland for six years and worked in Co Armagh with a produce firm where he recently been promoted to supervisor.

The air and sea search for his body was called at Sunday lunchtime during the horrendous weather conditions.

An Irish Resuce 118 helicopter has been involved in Saturday’s search.

However, the search has resumed and coastguards and fishing boats are still looking for his body continues.

NI Honorary Polish Consul Jerome Mullen said Mr Andrykiewicz’s family members are staying close to where he lived and are very anxious to find his body.

Mr Mullen met the missing man’s mother and brother on Wednesday.

He spoke to them with the help of a Polish priest, who acted as an interpreter.

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