Man dies after fall at Portstewart harbour

Tuesday 02 April 2013 22.24
Search operation launched after man fell into sea at Portstewart
Search operation launched after man fell into sea at Portstewart

A man has died after falling into the water near Portstewart in Co Derry.

He was recovered from the water shortly after 5pm by the Portrush inshore lifeboat but was later pronounced dead at Causeway Hospital in Coleraine.

Coastguards and other search and rescue teams were involved in the rescue.

It is understood the man had been fishing from rocks near the harbour when he fell.

The Coleraine Coastguard Rescue Team, the RNLI Inshore Lifeboat from Portrush, Portstewart RNLI Beach Lifeguards and the Irish Coast Guard Search and Rescue Helicopter from Sligo were sent to the scene.