Searches continuing for missing diver off Fanad Head

Postado Agosto 14, 2017

Divers have arrived at the scene of a major search operation ongoing off the Donegal coast near Fanad Head today, Sunday, and are now searching a shipwreck where a diver went missing yesterday.

It is understood that the group of divers were 65m below the surface at the sight of a wreck 16 miles north of Fanad Lighthouse.

The group was diving around shipwrecks in the area.

A coast Guard helicopter took part in the search for a time at midday today.

Malin Head Coast Guard station received contact at about 4pm on Saturday that the diver was missing.

The search was stood down as light faded on Saturday night, but resumed again at 6am on Sunday.

The Sligo-based 118 helicopter, Lough Swilly Lifeboat and up to four local boats are involved in the search.

"We have no information as to what happened".