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Members of New Ross River Search and Rescue searching the river on Sunday

Members of New Ross River Search and Rescue searching the river on Sunday

Members of New Ross River Search and Rescue searching the river on Sunday

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A massive search operation has been ongoing for missing New Ross man Paul Davey, with numerous search and rescue crews from across the region coming out to help in the search.

21-year-old Paul hasn't been seen since approximately 2.15 a.m. on Saturday, November 8. He was seen leaving a memorial darts tournament in memory of his late father Paul in The Rag pub, Conduit Lane, New Ross. A massive search operation was launched on Sunday after it emerged that Paul hadn't attended his father Paul's second anniversary mass.

Stephen Walsh of New Ross River Search & Rescue said CCTV picked up an image of Paul on the quay and shortly afterwards his phone became uncontactable.

Paul's aunt, Lisa Davey said the family are hoping that he will turn up.

'We're just taking it day by day. We've received great support. Even divers from Kilkenny have come down.'

New Ross River Search and Rescue has been out at low water between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. and again in the afternoon every day.

Mr Walsh said the crew has been joined by the Duncannon lifeboat crew, along with crews from Enniscorthy, Fethard, Kilkenny and Garda divers.

'We dragged the river for nine days until Sunday. The family have been out looking and they've been very good to us, bringing us food.'

The 16 volunteers of New Ross River Search & Rescue have been involved in the search, working both day and night in the hope of finding Paul, travelling ten miles along the river.

Speaking on Monday, Mr Walsh said: 'We're checking up near Inistioge today and the Enniscorthy crew are on the St Mullins river and the RNLI are at the Pink Rock so we've everywhere covered.'

He said the atrocious weather conditions last week didn't hamper the search.

Anyone who may have seen Paul or who can assist in locating him is asked to contact New Ross Gardaí on 051 426030 or The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111.


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