Search continues for man who went missing in the river

A wide ranging search for a man who went missing in the River Corrib was due to resume in the city this morning. The search, which is now entering its third day, follows reports of a man in the river on Monday morning.

The search, which began shortly after the man was spotted at 9.30am on Monday, has seen the Coast Guard, gardaí, fire services, the RNLI, and Inland Fisheries Ireland scouring the river and its banks for any trace of the man.

The Coast Guard helicopter was in Galway throughout Monday morning to assist with the effort to locate the man. Yesterday, search and rescue dogs were brought in to help search the river bank from Woodquay as far as the Quincentenary Bridge.

It is understood the man may have been wearing a grey hat, and he was seen cycling in the area of the Quincentenary Bridge shortly before being spotted in the water. Gardaí have yet to establish his identity.

A Garda spokesperson said the search was set to continue for the man, who had not been reported missing at the time of going to press. Gardaí are appealing to people to check on anyone who is living alone or who has not been seen since Monday.

The search was expected to resume this morning (Thursday ).

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