Search for missing man in Spanish Point

Search for missing man in Spanish Point


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015
Rescue 115 has been searching the area – File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

A search is underway in Co Clare for a man feared to have fallen into the sea.

The 19-year-old from the Quilty area was last seen late last night while the alarm was raised at around 11 o’clock this morning.

Gardaí contacted the Irish Coast Guard who dispatched units from Kilkee and Doolin to assist in the search in the Caherush area.

It’s understood that some personal property belonging to the man was discovered near the sea at Spanish Point where the search is now concentrated.

Land teams searched the coast line while the Shannon based search and rescue helicopter also carried out an aerial search.

The search has been stood down until Tuesday morning.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.