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Civil Defence personnel operating a drone in the search for the missing man in Ennis this Monday.

Search resumes around Ennis area for missing man


A search has resumed this Monday morning for a person reported missing in the Ennis area on Sunday.

A search operation was launched after a man in his 60s was reported missing in the Ballybeg area south of Ennis. Gardaí had mounted an initial search but requested assistance from the Irish Coast Guard.

It’s understood that man was last seen on Saturday evening as CCTV footage shows him leaving his home at Riverside off the Clon Road in Ennis.

Members of Galway Civil Defence’s drone team have travelled to Clare to assist their colleagues who are also using the technology in the search.

Neighbours and other locals as well as work colleagues of the missing man have also been taking part in the search.

The area of operation has now been widened with Civil Defence personnel and members of the public now searching an area around Cahercalla Hospital.

Weather conditions are still poor with reduced visibility reported in the search area.

The Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 115, was tasked to carry out a search of the area on Sunday while volunteers from Kilkee Coast Guard were also dispatched to the scene to assist local Gardaí.

Rescue 115 carried out a search of the area however poor visibility forced the crew to abandon the search and return to base. The Kilkee Coast Guard unit was also stood down.

Clare Civil Defence volunteers joined the operation this morning and launched drones to assist in the search for the man.

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