Search Operation – Fermoy, Co Cork

25 January 2021

The 10-day search of Fermoy and its surrounding areas concluded on Saturday 23rd January with the recovery of the missing person (RIP).

Cork North Civil Defence Unit received assistance from volunteers from Tipperary, Cork West, Cork City and Waterford County in addition to drone units.

Mallow Search and Rescue provided assistance with the recovery.

The multi-agency coordination throughout the 10 days was very professional and effective. Agencies involved were, An Garda Síochána , Blackwater Sub Aqua Club, Mallow Search and Rescue, Irish Coast Guard, West Cork Underwater Search & Rescue,  Irish Search Dogs, Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery, Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland). Various Diver Groups and Kayakers also assisted.

Locals provided much appreciated food and beverages, parking and access for boat crews. Community spirit was evident in abundance.