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Sudden death of Fisherman and searches for 2nd man as Trawler sinks off Wexford Coast 5 January 2020

On Sunday 5 January 2020 shortly before midnight, Gardaí and the Coastguard were alerted to reports that a trawler had gone missing off the Wexford coast with two men on board.

A major search operation is underway and continues to be carried out with the RNLI and Coastguard Helicopter 117 attending. One male in his 60s was recovered from the water and was taken to University Hospital Waterford where he has since passed away.

Searches continue for the second man.