Prayer service in Dungannon for Polish man swept out to sea

Jaroslaw Andrykiewicz
Jaroslaw Andrykiewicz

A PRAYER service was held in Dungannon on Friday night for the Polish man who was swept out to sea last weekend.

Land-based teams have been scanning the caves and inlets from Dunluce Castle to Ramore Head where Jaroslaw Andrykiewicz, 38, disappeared. He had been living in the Moy area.

Ryan Gray, watch officer at the Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre, said it was the first time their teams had resumed the task since a search-and-rescue operation was called off last Sunday amid bad weather. Given time lapse, they are now looking for a body.

A service was held in Dungannon’s St Patrick’s chapel for him.

Honorary Polish consul Jerome Mullen said that he had met one of the men who was fishing with him at the time, and it appears Mr Andrykiewicz had been wearing wellington boots, slipped on the rocks, and possibly been knocked out as the sea took him.