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Lough Erne search for missing jet skier resumes

image captionThe PSNI and the RNLI take part in the search

The search for a man who went missing on Lough Erne on Sunday evening resumed on Monday morning.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) was called to Muckross, County Fermanagh, after an incident involving a jet ski at 17:30 BST on Sunday.

One man was rescued from the water by a boat already in the area and the search began for a second man.

Police officers and a helicopter from the Irish Coastguard joined the RNLI in the search.

The RNLI had two boats involved in the operation on Sunday.

In a statement, they said: "Enniskillen and Carrybridge RNLI's inshore lifeboats and Rescue Water Craft were requested to launch following reports of a person in the water, off a jet ski in the Muckross area. Enniskillen RNLI was already on Lower Lough Erne having responded to a separate call out.

"Once on scene, the RNLI observed that one person who had swam towards the shore had been rescued by a boat that was in the area."

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