Searches continuing today for missing elderly man

Searches are continuing today for an elderly man who is suspected missing for nearly a month.

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The Mulroy Coastguard has begun searching high ground near Rathmullen this morning.

Yesterday afternoon search and rescue service were conducted by Gardai to launch a major search operation for the 73 year-old from Oughterlinn near Rathmullen who hasn’t been seen for 3-4 weeks.
 
The alarm was initially raised by a neighbour.
 
An abandoned bicycle was located near his house yesterday with groceries.
 
A search by Mountain rescue, Mulroy Coastguard and the Sligo 118 helicopter was conducted until nightfall last evening.
 
Gardai have launched an investigation and anyone with information has been asked to contact them.

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