Search for man missing after kayaking accident is back underway

The search has been resumed this morning
Search for man missing after kayaking accident is back underway

Divers at Ardreigh Lock outside Athy, Co Kildare as the search continues for a man gone missing after a young child was rescued during a kayaking incident on Sunday.  File picture. 

A search for a man missing after a kayaking accident since Sunday afternoon is back underway. 

Civil Defence, local gardaí and the Garda Water Unit are participating in the search. 

The search is taking place near local beauty spot Ardeigh Lock outside Athy in Co Kildare. 

On Sunday, a young child was rescued during the kayaking incident. 

An alarm was raised after the man and young child got into difficulty after a kayak overturned on the River Barrow.

The fire service, ambulance, paramedics and garda cars were at the scene on Sunday evening.

A large crowd had gathered in the area that night as emergency services traced the missing man.

The area is popular with walkers and families and was busy with the good weather at the weekend.

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