Thursday 23 March 2017

Search underway for elderly man separated from walking party in Galway mountains

Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

A search is underway tonight for a 70-year-old man who got separated from a walking party on the mountains at Maam Cross in Galway.

The man was reported missing at 6.30pm.

Members of Galway Mountain Rescue and Costelloe Bay Coast Guard, with the assistance of other local mountain rescue units were engaged in the search for the walker.

It is reported he had a phone with him at the time he got lost and there are hopes it could help rescuers locate him.

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