Kilkenny – Missing Person Search

3 February 2015

Kilkenny Civil Defence was activated on Thursday 29th January by Kilkenny Gardaí to assist in a search of the River Nore in Kilkenny City for a person reported missing since the weekend of 24-25 January.

On Friday morning two Kilkenny Civil Defence boats crews began a search of the River Nore and continued the search throughout the weekend, rotating crews. Over the weekend a total of 15 personnel searched for a number of hours, the boat search was stood down at 3pm each evening.

River bank searches are ongoing each morning and evening in conjunction with Kilkenny Gardaí. Kilkenny Civil Defence will have a small number of personnel searching the banks with members of the public and An Garda Síochána each morning and searches of the river in Kilkenny City will be conducted each evening for the foreseeable future.