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The Irish Coast Guard Sikorski Helicopter. Photograph by John Kelly.

Search resumes in Bunratty for missing man

Searches are to resume this morning for a man missing in the Bunratty area since Saturday.

Gardaí have expressed concerned for the well being of the man in his late 50’s, originally from the Bunratty area but living in Sixmilebridge, who was last seen on Saturday.

Volunteers from Bunratty Search and Rescue and locals mounted a search on Saturday evening and they were joined on Sunday morning by the Shannon based Irish Coast Guard helicopter.

Volunteers walked the banks of the Ratty River as the operation focused on the river and surrounding waterways.

The search also involved Gardaí, the Killaloe, Kilkee and Doolin units of the Irish Coast Guard, Clare Civil Defence and Kilrush RNLI. The Limerick Land Search Team have also been assisting in the search.

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