Search for missing man in Kilkee

Search for missing man in Kilkee


Coast Guard volunteers, Gardaí and members of tbe public are involved in the search – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016

Update – 1.45pm – Clare Civil Defence have joined the search and are expected to deploy drone technology.

Earlier: A search is continuing in Kilkee for a man believed to be missing since late yesterday.

The alarm was raised at around 11.00pm last night when Gardaí requested the Irish Coast Guard to assist in a search of the cliff walk at the west end in Kilkee.

The missing man is in his 30’s and understood to be from the county.

Members of the Kilkee unit of the Irish Coast Guard commenced a search of the area late last night while the Shannon based search and rescue helicopter, Rescue 115, was also tasked to assist.

The search was called off however at around 1.30am with no trace of the man being found.

Coast Guard volunteers and Gardaí resumed the search early this morning while around 50 members of the public have been walking the cliff path.

Rescue 115 spent over an hour at the scene earlier however, so far, there has been no trace of the man.

Sea conditions in the area are said to be challenging while poorer weather is also forecast.

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.