Coastal search to take place for man who entered the Corrib

Coastal search to take place for man who entered the Corrib

The Oranmore Maree Coastal Search Unit will be carrying out a search of the coastline from Oranmore tomorrow.

They will be looking for any sign of a man who was reported to have entered the waters of the Corrib at O’Brien’s Bridge on Wednesday night.

A taxi driver reported seeing the man enter the river at around 11:30pm that night.

Searches have so far failed to locate the man and gardaí are investigating.

The Oranmore Maree Coastal Search Unit will begin their search from Calasanctius College in at 12:30pm on Saturday.

According to the group searches usually last for 2 – 3 hours.

Anyone who wished to help out should have a hi-viz jacket, wellies, waterproof clothing, and a stick.

Meanwhile gardaí are appealing to the public for any information that might help them identify the man who entered the water.

CCTV footage was available of the incident, but it was too grainy for gardaí to help with an identification.

Dashcam footage from taxis in the area was also examined but was not of assistance.

Gardaí are asking anyone concerned about a friend or loved one they haven’t heard from since Wednesday, or a student who didn’t return for the weekend, to contact Galway gardaí at 091 538 000.

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