Tuesday 17 July 2018

Search continues today for missing young army cadet Ben Garrett (21)

Ben Garrett
Ben Garrett
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

A search party will continue to comb Galway city this morning in a bid to find a young man who has been missing since the early hours of Thursday morning.

Young army cadet Ben Garrett (21) was last seen in the Eglington Street area of Galway City at approximately 01.45am on Thursday morning.

Gardai, family, friends, military personnel and the wider community conducted a massive search in a bid to find Mr Garrett yesterday.

The search continues this morning in the Oranmore area of the city.

Volunteers are asked to meet at secondary school Calasanctius College in Oranmore for a pre-search briefing.

The search party will begin to walk along the coast at 9am.

"We would again appreciate anyone who is able to come out and help with the search for Ben Garrett," a family member's post online reads.

The Oranmore Maree Coastal Search Unit have also thanked the public for their support.

"All help and support is appreciated by us," they wrote on a Facebook post.

"We have had great support so far on our coastal search. Let's keep it going.

"Our Unit wishes to thank all our volunteers who have helped so far and also those outside the area who have been travelling daily to participate in the search.

"Your help is very much appreciated. Your continued support would be most welcome. All help and support is appreciated by us.

"Spread the word."

Mr Garrett is described as being around 6ft in height with short brown hair and of athletic build.

When last seen he was wearing dark jeans and a light blue round-neck jumper.

It is believed Mr Garrett left the Carbon nightclub and possibly headed towards the Eyre Square area.

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