Saturday 22 October 2016

Search continues for man (33) after car found on pier at popular seaside town

Published 24/08/2016 | 11:03

Credit: Courtown RNLI/Facebook
Credit: Courtown RNLI/Facebook

A search for a 33-year-old man has resumed this morning after his car was found on a pier in Co Wexford.

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Gardai have reported that the man was last seen at his home in Myshall, Co Carlow last Sunday evening.

His car was discovered at Courtown pier by a member of the public. 

A lifeboat responded to a call in the early hours of Tuesday morning and began to search the water at 430am.

Courtown lifeboat, Courtown coastguard and Dublin Rescue helicopter searched until 11am Tuesday morning.

However, there have been conflicting reports as to when the car was first seen.

Local fisherman have said that they noticed the vehicle at that location on Monday morning.

According to a RNLI spokesperson, there is currently an ongoing search in the water and in the nearby woods.

Credit: Courtown RNLI/Facebook
Credit: Courtown RNLI/Facebook

"There is no definite information on the missing man’s whereabouts, but the search is being conducted as a precaution."

The coastline search is being carried out twice a day by Courtown Lifeboat crew at low tide.

However, volunteers of Kilkenny sub aqua unit are assisting in the operation and are currently searching the internal harbour area. 

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