Search for missing man in Cork stood down

Tuesday 11 February 2014 23.25
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Up to 50 members of the Coast Guard are involved in the search (Pic: EPA)
Up to 50 members of the Coast Guard are involved in the search (Pic: EPA)
Stormy conditions made it unsafe to continue the search
Stormy conditions made it unsafe to continue the search
A body found yesterday is believed to be that of one of two men who went missing on Saturday (Pic: EPA)
A body found yesterday is believed to be that of one of two men who went missing on Saturday (Pic: EPA)

A search for one of two men missing from Cobh Bay on the Sheep's Head peninsula in Co Cork has been stood down due to stormy weather.

The two men, named as Roland Decker, 31, and Othman Rahmouni, 33, who both lived near Amsterdam in The Netherlands, have been missing since Saturday afternoon.

A body, believed to be that of one of the men, was recovered on Monday in an inlet close by after it was spotted in the water by a local unit of the Irish Coast Guard.

The men were staying in a holiday home in Kilcrohane owned by one of their families.

Up to 50 members of the Coast Guard from the Castletownbere, Goleen, Toehead and Glandore units, as well as members of the Civil Defence, are involved in the search.

It was concentrated on the northern side of the peninsula overlooking Bantry Bay.

The search operation was being coordinated by Superintendent Mick Fitzpatrick of Bantry Garda Station with the help of the naval service vessel the LÉ Eithne.

The Coast Guard appealed to members of the public not directly involved in search to stay away from the area.