Killaloe Coast Guard assisting in search

Killaloe Coast Guard assisting in search


Coast Guard and Civil Defence members search a local river – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2018

Members of the Killaloe unit of the Irish Coast Guard are assisting in the search for a missing man in Co Tipperary.

The multi-agency operation is being coordinated in the area of Borrisokane. The missing man is understood to be local.

He was last seen on Monday evening however a search was mounted by Gardaí when concern was expressed for his safety.

The Nenagh Ormond Search and Rescue Unit was requested to join the search at around midnight. Members of Tipperary Civil Defence, including their K-9 unit, are also involved in the operation.

Three Irish Coast Guard search teams from Killaloe Co Clare joined the search this morning and have been using an all-terrain-vehicle (ATV) to access lands and wooded areas.

Killaloe Coast Guard members at the search today – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2018

Teams have been searching lands, parks, walkways and roadways in an effort to locate the man. A search of a local river and streams has also been carried out.

The Shannon based search and rescue helicopter, Rescue 115, carried out a search from Borrisokane along a local river to Lough Derg however there has been no sighting of the man.

Locals and family members are also assisting in the operation which is being coordinated by Gardaí from Borrisokane with assistance from members from Nenagh.

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.