Search for missing person off the Cliffs of Moher resumes

Search for missing person off the Cliffs of Moher resumes

A search has resumed this morning for a man feared missing at the Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare writes Pat Flynn.

The man, believed to be in his late 50’s and from the east of the country, was reported missing by his family after they became concerned for his wellbeing.

A car, which the missing man is understood to have been driving, was located in the area of the cliffs early on Wednesday.

Gardaí were notified and carried out an initial search but found no trace of the man. The Irish Coast Guard was requested to assist with the search.

Volunteer teams commenced a search of the cliff top and surrounding lands while the Shannon based Irish Coast Guard search and rescue helicopter, Rescue 115, also carried out a search of the coast.

Searches continued until dusk before being called off for the night but has resumed this morning.

Meanwhile, soon after returning to their station last night, Coast Guard volunteers were requested to assist a kayaker in difficulty near Doolin.

Three kayakers were reported to be off Doolin Point and that one was in the water. It’s understood his kayak took on water and capsized.

Doolin Coast Guard launched one rescue boat while the other remained on standby if needed.

One kayaker was taken on board by the rescue team while the others paddled ashore without assistance.


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