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Updated Missing Person Appeal - John Coakley, 40 Years, Carlow, 15th April 2023

Issue Date: 27th April 2023

Gardaí are continuing to appeal to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 40-year-old John Coakley who is missing from his home in Carlow town since Saturday, 15th April 2023.

As part of ongoing enquiries to establish John's whereabouts, an operational search commenced this morning by members of An Garda Síochána and the Irish Defence Forces.

Three specific sites are being searched:

•  Banks of River Burrin, from mouth of River Burrin into River Barrow in Carlow town to Ballinacarrig Bridge on the Wexford Road.
•  Banks of River Barrow  - travelling north from Carlow town Park to Lanigans Lock
•  Railway Line – Carlow Railway Station to Blackbog Road Level Crossing, circa 3km, north east

An Garda Síochána are appealing to land owners and people who may have buildings/out houses, or persons with vacant dwellings, in these areas to check them to see if they have been used or might assist Gardaí in locating John.

John is described as being approximately 6 foot 1 inches in height with a slim build. He has black hair and green eyes.

Gardaí and John’s family are concerned for his welfare.

Anyone with any information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Carlow Garda Station on 059 913 6620, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.