A sea search has been launched off the north coast after two unattended fishing rods were found on rocks at Portrush.

The equipment was discovered at the Blue Pool by a member of the public around 11am.The Portrush Coastguard Rescue Team, the RNLI Lifeboat from Portrush and the Irish Coastguard helicopter based at Sligo have all been deployed to the scene amid fears the owner of the rods may have fallen in.An extensive search has yet to find anyone in the water.Belfast Coastguard Watch Manager Ian Murdock said: “Until we find out that the owner of the fishing rods is safe and well we have to assume the worst.”If you were fishing at the Blue Pool last night or early this morning please call the coastguard, particularly if you left some equipment behind….

Irish Independent 13/07/2013 Read the article ‘Two unattended fishing rods found lead to search’