Killaloe Coast Guard in missing man search

Killaloe Coast Guard in missing man search


File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

Killaloe Coast Guard assisted in the search for a man who lost his way while searching for missing cattle in Co Tipperary last night.

The man was reported missing in a wooded area of the Arra Mountains between Nenagh and Ballina at around 10pm. He had been helping a local farmer search for missing cattle when he became disoriented in fading light.

The man was reported overdue to Gardaí and a multi-agency operation mounted.

The operation involved Gardaí from Newport and Nenagh; Tipperary Civil Defence; Killaloe Coast Guard and the Shannon based search and rescue helicopter – Rescue 115.

The missing man was located at around 11.30pm just over an hour after the search was launched. He was reported to be suffering from mild hypothermia but was otherwise unharmed.

The helicopter remained on standby while the man was assessed by ambulance paramedics. When it was decided the man could be transported to hospital by road, the helicopter was stood down and the search called off.

The man was taken to University Hospital Limerick as a precaution.


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.