A search is underway on Lough Mask again this morning after a fisherman failed to return to shore on Friday.

The local man, who is believed to be in his 70’s and an experienced angler, is reported to have departed the Ballinrobe side of the lake at about 12 noon on Friday and the alarm was raised when he failed to return.

The man’s boat was recovered yesterday. Gardai in Claremorris say weather conditions are hampering searches in the water today but searches of the shoreline and surrounding areas is ongoing.

Gardai, the Lough Corrib Search and Rescue and local volunteers are involved in the operation.

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