Saturday, 6 March 2010

Major Search for Missing Person

Killaloe Coast Guard were requested by the Newport Garda to assist in the search for a missing 62 year old male, last seen at 0900am on the 4th of March. The man from Foxford Co Mayo was visiting the area Cragg, Birdhill, went for a walk and had not returned. It had been thought that he may have returned to Mayo, however when he failed to arrive concerned friends raised the alarm. A major search of the immediate area was set up by the Gardai, Killaloe Coast Guard, and Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter from Shannon, Tipperary Civil Defence and local people. After approximately  three hrs the man was located in woodland just off the new dual carriage  a short distance from where he was last seen, the Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter landed on the unopened Dual Carriage Way and the Paramedics on board assessed his condition which was remarkably good considering over 48 hrs missing and the extreme weather conditions over the period. The male was then take to a friend house by the Killaloe Coast Guard where he was further assessed by Civil Defence Paramedic the casualty was taken to Regional Hospital by HSE ambulance for further observation.

06th March 2010
13:05 Call out
Weather on scene Cold, Dry.