Update: Coast Guard confirm missing 5-year-old boy was found safe and well on seafront

Update: Coast Guard confirm missing 5-year-old boy was found safe and well on seafront

Update at 9.39pm: Dún Laoghaire Coast Guard have put up a Facebook post to say that they were called out to help in the search for Richard.

They had four search teams looking for the five-year-old between the East Pier and Sandycove beach, and they revealed that a member of the public found him on the seafront.

They also posted photographs of Coast Guard crew with the little boy after he was found.



If you cannot see the Facebook post above, click here.

Update at 7.41pm: Gardaí have said that five-year-old Richard Roche has been found safe and well.

Earlier: Gardaí are appealing to the public for help in finding a five-year-old boy, Richard Roche, who went missing at 3pm this afternoon.

Richard was in the People's Park in Dun Laoghaire on the swings playing and is now missing.

It is not believed at this stage that Richard has been abducted but Gardaí are trying to find him.

When last seen he was wearing a blue t-shirt, denim shorts and red/silver power ranger runners.

Richard has brown hair and brown eyes, small in height and slim build.

Anyone who may have seen Richard or can help Gardaí to find him can call the emergency line 999, Dun Laoghaire Garda Station 01 - 6665000, the Garda Confidential line 1 800 666 111, or any garda station.

Pic via Facebook
Pic via Facebook


More in this Section

The DUP’s three concerns with Boris Johnson’s Brexit dealThe DUP’s three concerns with Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal

Man due in court following assault in CorkMan due in court following assault in Cork

Principals: Government cannot ignore schools funding and recruitment crisisPrincipals: Government cannot ignore schools funding and recruitment crisis

Justice department rejects almost a third of asylum seeker work applicationsJustice department rejects almost a third of asylum seeker work applications


Lifestyle

Concerns about people’s ability to access their own money have been growing – here’s what the debate is all about.Are we actually going to end up as a cashless society?

Esther N McCarthy mixes it up with spins on kitchen classics, Munster-based design news plus an absolute diamond of a poufMade in Munster: Wish list of the best products in the province

Clodagh Finn visits UCC’s world-leading microbiome centre, where researchers are exploring new ways to use intestinal bacteria to improve our mental and physical health, including the possibility of developing a probiotic capsule to help control weightMade in Munster: Harvesting power of gut bacteria

More From The Irish Examiner