Weather hampers search for missing David

Weather hampers search for missing David


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015
Weather conditions have hampered the search for David McMahon – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

The search for missing Clare teacher David McMahon continues to be hampered by poor weather.

The search, which is being coordinated locally by the Irish Coast Guard, is concentrating on the cliff top walks and shoreline.

David, a teacher at Scoil Chríost Rí in Ennis, is also an advisor with the a Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). was reported missing by his family when they became concerned for his wellbeing. He was only married last December.

To date, the search has involved An Garda, Kilkee Coast Guard as well as personnel from the Doolin and Ballybunnion units of the volunteer service.

Clare Civil Defence personnel have used drone technology to survey the area while 100’s of David’s family, friends and colleagues have also been involved in the search. Staff from Moneypoint power station, where David’s dad works, have also been helping in the search.

Poor weather and safety concerns forced authorities to ask members of the public to stand down yesterday.

However, Kilkee Coast Guard personnel, under officer in charge Martony Vaughan, continued the search during Sunday and resumed efforts this morning while the Shannon based search and rescue helicopter Rescue 115 also undertook further sweeps of the area.

Martony Vaughan Kilkee Coast Guard
Kilkee Coast Guard officer in charge Martony Vaughan – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

Meanwhile, a mass to pray that David McMahon will be found was help in Lissycasey Church on Sunday evening.