Body Recovered In Carrigaline Search
The body of a man has been recovered from the water near the Coolmore / Currabinny area of Carrigaline during a search for missing man, Andrew Willis.
While a formal identification has yet to take place, Gardaí are confident that the body is that of Mr. Willis. The tragic news comes following an extensive search for the 33 year-old, who went missing on Tuesday of last week from his friend’s home in Coolmore.
His disappearance was treated as that of a missing person’s search, after it was revealed that items of the deceased clothes were found in an area close to the sea by Coolmore.
Over the last number of days, more than 100 volunteers had joined Gardaí, Coast Guard and search and rescue teams to locate Andrew, who was a father of one. Andrew was originally from Bandon and went to school in Bandon Grammar. He was also a well-known member of Bandon Rugby Club and many of the clubs members and supporters helped in the search for their clubmate.
It is believed that the body was spotted on mudbanks in the area, with the rescue helicopter R117 tasked with retrieving the body, along with Crosshaven Coast Guard and Cork City Missing Persons supported by Gardaí.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Mr. Willis.
Separately, meanwhile, the search continues for another man missing in the area, Pat (Patsy), Keeffe, who has been missing now for a number of days.
Pat (Patsy) O’Keeffe
Pat left his home on Friday 21st June at 8am, with the last known sighting of him being at approximately 4pm, where he was driving on the Crosshaven Road, towards Carrigaline. Anyone with any information on Pat’s whereabouts is asked to contact Gardaí on: 021 – 4947120
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