Search enters day 3 for missing Carrick man

helicopterUp to 150 people yesterday(Sun) joined the hunt for a father of two missing since early on New Year’s Day.
It was the second day of the search for 38-year-old David Maguire from Carrick, Co. Donegal, who was reported missing to gardai in his home town on Friday night.
The Coastguard Rescue 118 helicopter from Strandhill combed the nearby Sliabh League to Muckross Head coast and the Glen and Abhainn Bhuí rivers.
Four separate units of Donegal Mountain Rescue team scoured 600-metre Sliabh League, one of the highest sea cliffs in Europe, and Killybegs Lifeboat and gardai and locals swept several kilometres of coastline area from Carrick to Teelin.
Searches were also carried out in Carrick and adjoining Kilcar village.
Mr Maguire, who lived alone and is separated from his partner – the mother of his children – was said to have been last seen leaving a party at 4.30 a.m on New Year’s Day.
But gardai have since established he was seen later that morning at 10 a.m. a short distance outside the village.
The search was called off for the second day in a row at dark last night(Sun) and gardai said it will resume at day-break this morning(Mon).
When last seen Mr Maguire was wearing light blue jeans, and a white hoodie under a dark jacket.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the gardai in Carrick on 074-97-39002 or Ballyshannon on 071-98-58530.


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