Monday 20 November 2017

Coast Guard search for 'high-profile professional' moves into sixth day

The Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher
Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

Rescue workers are continuing their search for a high profile businessman feared to have fallen into the sea as the operation moves into its sixth day.

Search teams have continued their efforts around the Cliffs of Moher in land and at sea operations today.

The missing man's car was first spotted last Thursday evening.

A spokesperson for Irish Coast Guard said searches were "ongoing today".

Rescue workers have vowed to continue to search for the man until he's found.

It is believed that the missing man, who is aged in his 60s, is a legal professional from the Dublin area. He makes regular appearances on radio shows.

Staff raised the alarm on Friday evening after arriving for work at the Cliffs of Moher visitor centre. The man's car had been parked there the previous night and staff noticed it was parked in the same position.

Gardaí were alerted and began inquiries in an effort to establish more about the car owner and his movements.

Members of the Doolin unit of the Irish Coast Guard have been carrying out water and shoreline searches, assisted by the Shannon-based helicopter Rescue 115.

Meanwhile, the body of a man has been recovered from the water in a harbour in Co Clare.

The man is believed to have fallen into the water at Liscannor Harbour last night.

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