Sunday 18 February 2018

Man (62) found safe in woods after two days

AN elderly man who was lost for two days in freezing conditions was found safe and well following a massive search over the weekend.

The 62-year-old man, from Foxford, Co Mayo, had been visiting the Cragg area of Birdhill, Co Tipperary, when he went for a walk last Thursday morning. The alarm was raised when he hadn't returned home in 48 hours.

After almost three hours' searching, he was found in woodland a short distance from the main Limerick to Dublin road.

A Coast Guard spokesperson said: " It is remarkable how well he appeared when he was located. Obviously, we were very relieved."

Irish Independent

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