Extensive search continuing for missing Pallaskenry woman

Missing: Rosie Moloney

Missing: Rosie Moloney

  • by Colm Ward

Hundreds of people are continuing to search a wide area around the Shannon Estuary this week for missing Pallaskenry woman Rosie Moloney.

The 24-year-old has been missing since last Saturday when her car and some belongings were found at Ringmoylan Pier near Pallaskenry.

Search and rescue teams from Limerick, Cork, Kerry and Clare have been joined by the Coast Guard in the search operation which is being conducted over a wide area from Pallaskenry down as far as Foynes.

Over 200 people have also been carrying out land-based searches along the shoreline on the Limerick side of the estuary.

This Tuesday, gardai issued an appeal for help in tracing Rosie.

“Rosie was last seen on April 5 2014 at approximately 5pm at Ballymartin, Pallaskenry, Co Limerick. She is described as 5’5”, curly brown shoulder length hair and green eyes. It is not known what she was wearing when last seen.

“Gardai and family are very concerned for Rosie and are appealing to anyone who may have seen Rosie, to contact them in Newcastle West on 069 20650 the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666111 or any Garda station,” the statement said.

Search teams from Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue, Limerick Marine Search and Rescue, Foynes and District Search and Rescue, Kilkee Search and Rescue and Kilrush RNLI have been assisting with the water-based searches.

The Mallow Search and Rescue unit has also provided assistance with the use of sonar scanning equipment.

In addition to this, the Coast Guard helicopter was deployed to search the area by air.




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