Coastal search for missing Gorey woman

By Dan Walsh

Today’s search for a missing Gorey woman was focussed on the Tara Hill and Ballymoney areas of North Wexford and covered both land and sea. The Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 117 took part in the search and reported good visibility, but nothing sighted.

RESCUE 117 took part in search off the coast of Courtown

Courtown RNLI assisted in the search concentrating on the area between Saleen Beach and Roney Point. “Courtown RNLI will continue to assist in the search, and we urge people to be alert and report anything they see along the coast that may be cause for concern,” said a spokesperson.

Cahore Inshore Rescue Service was also launched and tasked to search the area between Cahore South to Roney Point. “Conditions and visibility are favourable,” said a spokesperson, who added; “We will continue to assist with the search, with several crews on duty.”
The public are requested to be vigilant and if you see something to call 112 or 999, or alert a member of Cahore Inshore Rescue Service.


Deirdre Redmond was last seen in the Kilmurray Crossroads area on Saturday but failed to return home. Yesterday, and again today, (Monday) large numbers of dedicated local volunteers took part in co-ordinated searches around Gorey town and district under the direction of An Garda Siochana. 

Deirdre was last seen wearing a purple coloured top and dark jeans. She is described as having purple/brown hair, approximately 5 ft 6ins. Her family are concerned for her wellbeing and have sought Garda assistance in tracing her.
Anyone with information, please contact Gorey Garda Station on 053 9430690 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 999.

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