A SEARCH and rescue operation for a windsurfer who was reported to be in trouble in waters south of Roches Point has been stood down.
The alarm was raised at 12pm and Crosshaven and Guilleen Coast Guard units along with Rescue helicopter 117 from Waterford, LÉ James Joyce and a number of private angling boats were involved in the search in an area between Fountainstown and Myrtleville
Speaking to The Southern Star, press officer Jon Mathers of Crosshaven RNLI said that after three hours Valentia Marine Rescue Sub Centre stood down all the assets to return to base with nothing found.
'This call has been classed as a false alarm with good intent and nothing was found,' he said.
'Volunteer Crew on the lifeboat were Aidan O’Connor, Molly Murphy and Norman Jackson. Sea conditions were rough with a westerly force 5-6 wind.'