Killaloe Coast Guard involved in Galway search

Killaloe Coast Guard involved in Galway search


Members of Killaloe Coast Guard were involved in the search – File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016

Members of the Killaloe unit of the Irish Coast Guard assisted in the search for three people reported missing in forestry in Co Galway this morning.

The alarm was raised by the three males at around 8.00am when they got lost in in woodlands at Kylebrack south of Loughrea.

Gardaí requested assistance from Galway Mountain Rescue Team (GMRT) who sent personnel to the area while volunteers from the Killaloe unit of the Irish Coast Guard in Co Clare were also alerted and mobilised.

Gardaí and staff from the forestry agency Coillte also assisted with the search which involved several kilometres of walking tracks in a vast area of woodland.

Poor visibility at the search site prevented the Coast Guard from sending a helicopter to assist.

All three were found safe and well this afternoon following a six-hour search.


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.