Page last updated at 18:22 GMT, Sunday, 9 May 2010 19:22 UK

Search for missing man postponed

Larne search

A search for the missing man is continuing

A search for a man missing after a boat capsized near Larne on Saturday has been called off for the night.

The missing man, who is understood to come from the area, was in a rowing boat which overturned in Mill Bay.

A second man aged in his thirties who was also in the boat managed to get to shore.

A spokesperson for the coastguard said they are very concerned for the missing man. He was last seen hanging on to the boat and was not wearing a lifejacket.

Despite an extensive search operation, which also involved RAF and police helicopters, and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, there has been no sign of him.

The missing man, who had been picking whelks, was due to get married in two weeks.

His fiancee was given the news of his disappearance during her hen party celebrations.



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