Search Operation

  • Searches continued in Galway over the weekend for a man seen entering the River Corrib in the City last week.

    It’s after a member of the public witnessed a man entering the water at O’ Brien’s Bridge on Wednesday night.

    A search was carried out by emergency services assisted by the Coast Guard, but no trace of the man has yet been found.

    Oranmore Maree Coastal Search Unit assisted by members of the public carried out a search of the coastline yesterday.

    Searches are expected to resume later today.

  • A man's been arrested after drugs worth 135 thousand euro were discovered in Co. Leitrim on Tuesday night.

    The cannabis resin was found after Gardai stopped a car in Carrick-on-Shannon as part of an ongoing investigation into drug dealing in the Sligo/Leitrim areas.

    The 50 year old driver of the car was arrested and taken to Carrick-on-Shannon Garda station for questioning.

    In a follow up search at a house in Manorhamilton, a large amount of cash, and more of the drug were found.


    A search is underway since yesterday in north Mayo for a missing man.

    The man, who's in his late 60's and living in the Lacken area, was last seen at about lunchtime on Thursday.

    His car was located yesterday afternoon at Downpatrick Head, and the Coastguard launched an extensive search operation.

    The land search has been continuing today, also involving the Civil Defence, Gardai and the Grainne Uaile sub-aqua club.

    Weather conditions have hampered plans for a sea search, but Gardai are hoping that can get underway tomorrow.

    Gardai say searches have taken place from Ballycastle Pier to Killala, along the entire stretch of coastline, and they're appealing to people to be vigilant when out walking, and if they can assist in tracing the missing man, they're asked to contact Ballina Garda Station at 096 - 20560.



  • A teenage boy was located safe and well, following a search operation last night on the Bangor Trail.

    Mayo Mountain Rescue was called in at about 7pm to assist in the search for the missing teenager who was walking the Letterkeen Loop.

    The team set up a base in the Letterkeen Loop car-park, and five search parties were sent out to walk sections of the loop and Bangor Trail.

    The 16-year old was located just after midnight on the Bangor Trail.

    It appears he got lost after missing a turn, and his phone battery died.

    The teenager was walked back with the team and medically checked out at the base.

    A spokesman for Mayo Mountain Rescue says he did not require further medical treatment

    The Coastguard  helicopter also assisted in last night's search.