A 58-year-old man who had been reported missing at sea with his jet ski was transferred to the Paphos general hospital after being found and rescued by coastal authorities.

According to an official statement, the joint rescue coordination centre (JRCC) in Larnaca received the information that he was missing around 9.40pm from the coast guard.

The JRCC activated the national Nearchos plan, mobilising a vessel of the port police as well as a helicopter of the air operations unit (Maep) to conduct the search and rescue at sea mission.

The 58-year-old was found slightly injured after an accident with a jet ski-type speedboat and at 10.20pm he was handed to the ambulance service and taken for treatment.