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Search for missing Mayo man hits difficult conditions

Monday, 11th January, 2016 3:17pm

Search for missing Mayo man hits difficult conditions

THE search is continuing today for a missing Ballina man, with the operation concentrated on the River Moy where water levels are described as very dangerous.

The search for a 39-year-old local has been ongoing since he was reported missing last week. He was last seen over new year’s weekend.

Gardaí, family members and friends together with the Coast Guard, the Moy Search and Rescue Group, and the Granuaille Sub Aqua Club all took part in the extensive searches ongoing since Friday.

Eight members of the River Boyne Fisherman’s search and rescue team undertook diving in the river throughout Saturday and Sunday.

Gardaí are appealing for people in the Ballina area to check all vacant houses and outhouses and sheds. Landowners along the Moy and Moy Estuary are also asked to check their lands.

The River Moy is high at present and searchers are asked to take due caution and to wear high-viz jackets during the search operation.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Ballina Garda Station at (096) 21422.


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