Coastline search to continue Sunday for man who entered the Corrib

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A search of the coastline around Galway city for any sign of a man seen entering the Corrib river earlier this week will continue on Sunday.

Oranmore Maree Coastal Search Unit was carrying out a search of the coastline from Oranmore earlier today.

The group and its volunteers started out from Calansanctius College Oranmore and searched for several hours.

This is after a taxi driver reported seeing a man enter the Corrib around 11:30pm on Wednesday.

Searches by Gardaí and Coast Guard units at the time didn’t turn up anything, so they liaised with Oranmore Maree Coastal Search Unit to organise a search of the coastline.

The group will continue its efforts on Sunday, starting again from Calasanctius College Oranmore at 12:30pm.

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

Meanwhile Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to assist them in identifying the man who was reported going into the river.

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.