Search For Missing Person Will Resume on Monday

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A search will resume this morning for a person reported missing in the Ennis area.

The search operation was mounted after a man in his 60s was reported missing in the Ballybeg area south of Ennis yesterday.

Gardaí had mounted an initial search but requested assistance from the Irish Coast Guard.


The Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 115, was tasked to carry out a search of the area while volunteers from Kilkee Coast Guard were also dispatched to the scene to assist local Gardaí.

Rescue 15 carried out a search of the area however poor visibility forced the crew to abandon the search and return to base. The Kilkee Coast Guard unit was also stood down.

Clare Civil Defence are also expected to join the search in the morning. Volunteers will use drone technology in an effort to located the man.

A Garda spokesperson confirmed: “Searches were conducted on Sunday 22nd January 2023 for a person reported as missing in the Ennis area. The search will continue on the morning of Monday 23rd January 2023. No further information is available at this time.”