UPDATE: Missing Ennis teenager located

UPDATE: Missing Ennis teenager located


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015


4.54pm: Frankie Coote has been located safe and well in Lisdoonvarna and is returning home.

Earlier: Gardaí have issued an appeal for the public’s help locating a missing Ennis teenager.

15-year-old Frankie Coote was last seen on Monday and only missed on Tuesday morning. His family has launched an appeal on Facebook for information on his whereabouts.

Frankie is described as 6′ 2″ in height; of slim build with mid brown hair.

It’s known he had been in Lisdoonvarna but it’s thought he was since seen in Ennis. He’s also understood to have been in touch with friends via snapchat.

Family members have visited Lisdoonvarna and have been making contact with Frankie’s friends.

Gardaí have asked anyone who has seen Frankie to contact them while the teenager’s family have also been providing updates on Facebook and asking anyone with whom Frankie has been in contact to let them know.

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.