Published Wednesday, 02 October 2013
A search was launched after the man was reported to have fallen in the water. (© Pacemaker)
Jaroslaw Andrykiewicz, 38, is believed to have been swept off the rocks at Ramore Head in Co Londonderry on Saturday 14 September.
Mr Andrykiewicz is a Polish national who had been living in the Moy area of Dungannon.
Coleraine police have been in close contact with family members of Mr Andrykiewicz since he was reported missing, with several travelling to Northern Ireland from his native Poland.
Chair of Coleraine Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), Councillor Sam Cole has expressed his deepest sympathies to the family.
"On behalf of Coleraine PCSP I would like to extend my heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Jaroslaw Andrykiewicz ," the DUP man said.
This is a very unfortunate and tragic event which has caused immense distress to this young man's family.
Councillor Sam Cole
"The incident acts as a stark reminder for everyone to exercise extreme caution when taking part in any activities in close proximity to the sea or indeed any waterways within the Borough."
Cllr Cole added: "Community safety is something which affects everyone and as such it is something which everyone should consider.
"We would therefore encourage everyone to think about their own and others' personal safety, especially when participating in potentially risky activities."
The RNLI have also reiterated their water safety message.
"The RNLI, which operates a lifeboat and summer lifeguard service in Northern Ireland, caution that the majority of deaths happen when people are near the shore, doing seemingly harmless activities like swimming, walking and fishing," a spokesperson said.
"The RNLI want everyone to enjoy the coast and the sea, and to give the water the respect it deserves. The charity advises that when people are at the coast, they stay away from the edges of cliffs, stick to marked pathways and read safety signage.
"Slips, trips, falls and alcohol contribute to a considerable number of incidents."
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