Monday 23 April 2018

Two men missing since last month focus of coastal search

Ben Garrett Credit: Facebook
Ben Garrett Credit: Facebook
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

A social media campaign has been encouraging volunteers to join a coastal search this morning as the hunt of two missing men continues.

Roscommon man Anthony Henehan (38) and soldier 21-year-old Ben Garrett, originally from Mayo, were last seen in Galway city in separate incidents last month.

A team from Oranmore Maree Coastal Search will lead the search off the Galway coast this morning at 11.30am.

Gardai will conduct the team' search, starting at Liam Mellowes GAA club in Ballyloughane, assisted by volunteers and family and friends of the missing men.

Anthony Henehan Credit: Facebook
Anthony Henehan Credit: Facebook

Those willing to help in the operation have been advised to wear a hi-viz jacket, wellies, waterproof clothing and carry a stick due to the challenging terrain and the adverse weather conditions expected.

Anthony Henehan was last seen on Thursday, March 10.

His sister Imelda has been intrumental in garnering support in the search for her brother on Facebook.

Ben Garrett’s family are have also been desperately searching for the missing 21-year-old, with sister Shannon posting posted nonstop to her Facebook page appealing for help.

The soldier in the 1st Battalion in Galway was last seen leaving the popular Carbon nightclub on Galway's Eglington Street at around 1.45am on Thursday, March 31.

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