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'Strong community spirit' in massive search for missing Donegal man

The search for David Maguire has entered its third day.

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File photo.
Image: Sean MacEntee via Flickr/Creative Commons

A LARGE SEARCH operation for a missing man in Donegal has entered its third day.

David Maguire (38) was last seen on the Main Street in Carrick at 4.30am on New Year’s Day.

Gardaí say there was an unconfirmed sighting at roughly 10am about a mile away.

Highland Radio reports that as many as 150 volunteers, assisted by gardaí, have been involved in the search, which began on Saturday.

The Coastguard helicopter scanned nearby coasts and rivers, while four separate units of Donegal Mountain Rescue searched Sliabh League yesterday.

Killybegs Coast Guard said in a post on Facebook:

A vast area has been covered from Slieve league all the way along the coast line as far as Drimanoo head in Killybegs as well as the River which runs from Carrick to Teelin.

Rescue teams have noted a strong sense of community spirit in the search for the missing man.

David is described as 5′ 10″, medium build, with short brown hair. He was last seen wearing light blue jeans with a dark coloured, possibly green, jacket over a white hoodie.

An image of David has not yet been issued.

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