Search to be ‘stepped up’ for missing Limerick teen

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

Friends and family of missing Kileely teenager Chloe Kinsella continuing their search.With them are Cllr Maurice Quinlivan and John Costelloe, who has helped co-ordinate the searches. Picture: Mike Cowhey
AS light was fading this Tuesday evening, family and friends of missing Limerick teenager Chloe Kinsella were still searching for the 15 year old.

AS light was fading this Tuesday evening, family and friends of missing Limerick teenager Chloe Kinsella were still searching for the 15 year old.

Search teams hunted the city in the hope of finding the teen, who disappeared from her home at Kenyon Avenue in Kileely on Saturday night last.

Her sister Lindsey, 23, said searches will be stepped up on Wednesday and thanked all those who have participated in the search, which has involved Limerick Marine Search and Rescue, the Gardai and community leaders.

Rescue crews are expected to arrive from across Munster to take part in the search on Wednesday.

Since Chloe - a fifth year student at St Nessan’s College, Moylish - disappeared on Saturday evening, there has been a groundswell of community support.

Hundreds of people have been out searching for her, while local businesses have also provided sustenance to those looking for the popular teenager.

Lindsey said that the support has given the family confidence they will make a breakthrough.

“Everyone has been very good to us. They couldn’t do enough for us. It makes us believe more that we will find her,” she said.

Kileely councillor Kevin Kiely says prayers are being said that Chloe will be found safe and well.

“I knew her late grandfather and grandmother. They are a lovely family. The whole of Kileely is hoping she is found safe and well,” Cllr Kiely said.

If you have any information on Chloe’s disappearance, please contact 1800-666111 in confidence.