Teams resume search for missing man off Co Clare coast

Coast Guard, helicopter and divers deployed for third day in search for 19-year-old

The Shannon-based helicopter Rescue 115 has been deployed to help the search. Photograph: Rescue 115/Facebook

The Shannon-based helicopter Rescue 115 has been deployed to help the search. Photograph: Rescue 115/Facebook

 

The search has resumed off the coast of Co Clare for a man believed to have fallen into the sea.

The 19-year-old has been missing since Sunday night, when he was last seen at the rear of his seaside home near Quilty, Co Clare.

Volunteers from the Doolin and Kilkee units of the Coast Guard resumed searches on Wednesday morning at 7.30am.

They were joined by divers from the Naval Service at 9.30am and by the Shannon-based helicopter Rescue 115 at 10am.

The searches, which were also conducted on Monday and Tuesday by the same teams, have focused on the area between Quilty and Spanish Point.

Gardaí say they are not treating the incident as suspicious and investigations are ongoing.