The search for a fisherman missing off the south Wexford coast has been called off for the night and will resume at first light.

The alarm was raised after 12.30pm when a boat near the Great Saltee Island was noticed to be stationary with nobody on board.

The missing man went out lobster fishing on the boat this morning.

RNLI crews from Kilmore Quay and Rosslare are taking part, as is the Search and Rescue helicopter based at Waterford.

Sea conditions are said to be very calm with good visibility.

Naval divers have completed one search.