Thursday, 5.20pm – The missing man has been found safe and well. He has been airlifted to University Hospital Limerick by Rescue 117 for assessment.
Well done to all the agencies and members of the public involved in this search.
The Killaloe unit of the Irish Coast Guard and Shannon-based search and rescue helicopter have been involved in the search for a missing man in Tipperary.
The volunteer Coast Guard unit from Killaloe, Co Clare was tasked on Wednesday evening and requested to conduct searches for 83-year-old Jim Carey, who went missing from his home in Newtown, Co. Tipperary on Wednesday morning. It’s understood he was last seen at around 8am.
Gardaí also requested assistance from Tipperary Civil Defence and Tipperary Search and Rescue to help in the search. On Thursday morning, the Search And Rescue Dog Association (SARDA) were all tasked to help with the search.
The Waterford-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 117, also joined the search today.
Gardaí are also seeking the public’s assistance in tracing Mr Carey who is described as being 6 foot 2 inches in height with a slim build. He has grey hair and was wearing a flat cap at the time he went missing. Jim was also last seen wearing a navy jacket, beige trousers and dark coloured shoes.
Gardaí and Jim’s family are concerned for his welfare.
Anyone who may have information that can assist Gardaí in locating Jim is asked to contact Nenagh Garda Station on 067 50450, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.