A BIG search and rescue operation has been called off at Europa Point in Gibraltar.

Gibraltar's Europa Point
Gibraltar’s Europa Point

A Spanish national is still missing but treacherous conditions have come in the way of the rescue mission.

The man is believed to have fallen into the choppy waters from a vessel that was three miles from the shore.

The accident happened at around 3.15pm.

Several sea vessels and a Spanish SAR helicopter were dispatched to try and rescue the missing person.

More information to follow…