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Body confirmed to be that of missing Polish fisherman

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A body discovered on a Co Antrim beach is that of a Polish man swept off rocks in Portrush, police said.

Jaroslaw Andrykiewicz, 38, was found on the strand at Carnlough on Friday.

Mr Andrykiewicz, who lived in Moy, went into the sea at Ramore Head on the North Coast last month.

UUP MLA for the area in which the man lived Danny Kennedy said Mr Andrykiewicz’s family appreciated the support of locals in the wake of the tragedy.

“I met the mother and brother of Mr Jaroslaw Andrykiewicz when they visited Northern Ireland last month after the tragedy occurred and I was impressed by their quiet dignity in really difficult circumstances,” he said.

“I trust that the recovery of the body may give them some closure to this truly tragic situation.

“I know that they appreciated the efforts of the emergency services in their efforts to locate the body and also those of Thomas Gilpin and the staff of Gilfresh who supported them so much and the Polish Consular General in NI, Mr Jerome Mullan for his efforts on their behalf.

“I am also aware that the family appreciated the comfort shown to them by Councillor David Harding, the Mayor of Coleraine Borough Council and his officials, for their assistance whilst the initial search was underway.

“In the face of such a great tragedy the family drew enormous support for the love and comfort they received from the people of Northern Ireland.”

 

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