A man who was reported missing while kayaking off the coast of Co Wexford has been rescued by helicopter this evening.

The Waterford Rescue Helicopter rescued the man, who had been missing for a number of hours, off Slade, Co Wexford.

He has been transferred to Waterford Regional Hospital.

After the alarm was raised earlier today, lifeboats from Dunmore East, Fethard and Kilmore Quay were launched to search for the man.

The helicopter assisted in the search with some local fishing vessels. The LÉ Orla arrived on scene as well to assist.