Friday 31 October 2014

Irish Coast Guard resumes search for missing 76-year-old man

Garda dog teams and Mountain Rescue are also involved in search

Published 21/05/2014 | 09:07

The Irish Coast Guard has resumed its search this morning for a 76-year-old man missing from Blackrock.

The Rescue 116 helicopter was dispatched last night to assist the gardai in locating George Manson who was last seen in the Stillorgan area of Dublin at about 5pm yesterday.

The garda dog team and the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue also became involved in the search after Mr Manson’s car was located in a remote area of Co Wicklow, near Kilbride at approximately 830pm yesterday evening.

“We called off the search late last night and have resumed our efforts this morning,” according to a spokesperson for the Irish Coast Guard.

“The helicopter was in the air until 9.50pm last night and was up in the air again at 8.20am. The Mountain Rescue and garda dog team continued to search on the ground even later and they resumed their search around 7.30am this morning.”

Gardaí have renewed their appeal to the public this morning for assistance in locating Mr Manson.

Mr Mansion's car - a silver Ford Mondeo 11 D 35116 - has been located close to the Army Rifle Range in the area of Manor Kilbride, Co Wicklow.

He is described as being 5ft 6in in height, of slim build and with grey hair and moustache.

When last seen, Mr Manson was wearing black trousers and a maroon coloured V-neck jumper.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Blackrock Garda Station on 01-6665200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666111 or any garda station.

UPDATE 21/5/2014 10.53pm: Gardai have located the body of Mr George Manson during a search operation this evening in Co Wicklow. No further assistance is required and they thank the public for their help.

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