A body has been recovered in the search for a fisherman missing off the coast of Cork.

The body was found at around 11am by the crew of a local fishing vessel near Amsterdam Rock in Toormore Bay.

It was recovered by the Schull Community inshore boat and will be removed to Bantry General Hospital for formal identification.

The search resumed at first light this morning for the fisherman who failed to return to shore last night, having left on a fishing trip yesterday morning.

The search in the area south of Schull involved local rescue boats, LÉ Orla, and a Coast Guard helicopter.