Killaloe Coast Guard involved in overnight search

Killaloe Coast Guard involved in overnight search


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

The Killaloe unit of the Irish Coast Guard was called out in the early hours of the morning to assist in the search for a missing person in Co Tipperary.

The volunteer team was alerted at 3.15am along with Tipperary Civil Defence and requested to help Gardaí from Nenagh and Borrisokane to conduct a search for a missing woman in the Borrisokane area.

After a search that lasted several hours, the casualty was located at 6.15am and stretchered to a HSE ambulance and transported to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.

A helicopter from the Garda Air Support Unit also conducted searches in the area while the Shannon based Irish Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 115, was also on standby to assist if needed.

The Garda Air Support Unit was involved in the search – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017



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.