Gardaí in Dundalk are appealing for the public’s help in tracing a 15-year-old boy who has been missing from his home in Louth since yesterday morning.
Members of the civil defence, the coastguard, local gardaí and the Garda Air Support Unit have been taking part in the search for Declan Hulme.
He has not been seen since he left his home at Clos na Manach in Carlingford around 10.15am yesterday morning.
He is described as being of medium build, with black hair cut very close at the sides in a Mohican style and when last seen, was wearing a grey cotton top, lighter grey tracksuit bottoms and grey Adidas canvas runners.
Gardaí say they’re concerned for the teenager's welfare.
They are appealing for locals to search outbuildings in the area and are urging hill walkers to keep an eye out for a youth matching Declan’s description.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dundalk Garda Station on 042 93-double 8-400, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.
Update Sunday, March 22: The body of 15-year-old Declan Hulme was located today.