In what has been regarded a very busy week for the Civil Defence in many parts of Ireland, Kildare Civil Defence began a weekend of search, rescues and recovery with the discovery on Friday 31st January of the body of a 45 year old man reported missing on January 7th.
While Emergencytimes.ie was made aware of the recovery on Friday morning last, Gardai had not yet released any details relating to the case.
Gardai alerted the Civil Defence on Sunday 12th January to assist in the search of the 45 year old man on the river barrow and canal in the Monasterevin area of south Kildare.
Gardai say that planned searches took place on the River Barrow on Friday last by Gardai from Monasterevin and Kildare Town, and supported by Kildare Civil Defence. Mr. O’Mahoney’s remains were recovered at Grangecoore, Kildangan. Kildare’s Civil Defence Officer Patricia McNeela told Emergency Times that while nothing was found in the initial search and another search was organised.
CDO McNeela said ‘Two boats were tasked and covered the areas required but nothing was found. Another search was organised for Friday 31st January 2014 where the two boats and crew were tasked to search the River Barrow again in Monasterevin. The boats launched at 10am and shortly before midday they located a body in the River. Gardai were notified and attended and the boat teams removed the body from the river. Kildare Civil Defence were stood down at 2pm’.
Kildare Gardai praised the people involved in the search. A spokesperson for Kildare station said ‘We would like to thank the scores of volunteers who gave of their time to take part in the search operation, and in particular, the Kildare Civil Defence, for their valuable assistance’.
Pic: Courtesy Kildare Civil Defence