Multi-Agency Assist In Search Operation In Co. Tipp

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Gardaí in Nenagh were called by concerned members of the public who were out walking when they heard someone calling out and they sounded to be in distress.

Shortly after 12 noon today Tipperary Search and Rescue and Killaloe Coast Guard unit were tasked to assist in Tountinna.

Land search teams along with the units ATV (All terrain vehicle), 4×4’s and Drone team responded to the area.

Visibility in the area was down to a few meters which made searches very difficult for the search teams.

A short time after commencing our searches the Coast Guard ATV crew made contact with a maintenance crew working in the area of Tountinna, it was confirmed that this was who the walkers had heard and no-one was in distress.

All units were stood down and returned to base .

Killaloe Coast Guard unit says well done to the members of the public who contacted An Garda Siochana and thankfully this was this was a false alarm with good intent.

If you see someone in difficulty please call 112/999 and as for The Coast Guard.