Thu, 23 May 2019

Massive search in Co. Limerick has successful outcome

Conor Trindle
21 Apr 2019, 12:37 GMT+10

CO. LIMERICK, Ireland - Dozens of searchers were out on Saturday morning looking for an elderly woman who had gone missing the night before in the Glenstal Abbey area of Co Limerick.

The multi-agency search operation, including dog units from all the agencies, were deployed at the early stage of the search and as a result, the woman was located safe and well later on Saturday morning by Irish Search Dog 'Ben.'

"The early deployment of the dogs in this scenario is key. Our dogs are able to detect any human scent whilst out in open areas such as the fields surrounding Glenstal Abbey," Garda Dog Handler, Pat Harrington said Saturday.

"One of the dogs located the woman's handbag and from there they were able to track her location by her scent. This is a great outcome and highlights the great inter-agency co-operation that exists between An Garda Siochana, SARDA, Mountain Rescue, Coast Guard, Search & Rescue, Irish Community Rapid Response, and local search teams," Harrington said.

 

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