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Search continues for missing Cork teenager

THe father of missing teen Caolan Mulrooney from Cork has spoken about the latest news in the search for the 19-year-old.
Dec 5th 2011, 12:05 PM 6,039 4

Updated 4.53pm

THE SEARCH CONTINUES for missing Cork teenager Caolan Mulrooney, who was last seen in the early hours of 2 December.

Mulrooney (19) went missing after a night out with friends.

On the night he was last seen, he was captured on CCTV talking to a female friend outside Cubin’s nightclub in the city centre just after 1am.

Gardaí say he was last seen at approximately 1.07am on 2 December walking over South Gate Bridge and turning right up French’s Quay.

Mulrooney is described as being of a strong athletic build,  6ft in height with brown hair.

He was wearing a blue and white striped shirt and blue jeans.

His father, Eugene Mulrooney, spoke to Neil Prendeville on Cork’s 96FM earlier this morning.

He thanked everyone who had searched and was searching for his son and said that the gardaí are “doing a superb job”.

Eugene Mulrooney said that the latest information was that Caolan didn’t go up or down Barrack St in the early hours of Friday morning, and that the last sighting of him was at 1.20am at the top of Dean St and Fort St, which is just off Barrack St.

He said that the family and gardaí are now asking people to concentrate on a very large area going from Green St on the right all the way to Douglas St to the left.

He asked that people who have CCTV outside their property could view this footage to see if they can see anything of interest.

“The support has been absolutely incredible,” he said of the past few days.

Despite reports – dismissed as false – that a body had been found, the search is still ongoing for the Cork teen.

Another search had been arranged for 10am at the Lee Rowing Club in Cork city this morning.

Tributes have been pouring into the missing teen’s Facebook page. One friend commented: “Caolan my man, we will find you safe and sound! We all love you.”

A Twitter account has been set up by friends to help spread the word about Caolan.

Groups, including friends and classmates from University College Cork, where Caolan is studying, have been meeting regularly since Friday to search around the city centre area of Cork.

UCC Student Union and the Overheard in UCC Facebook group issued an appeal for people living near the St Finbarr’s Cathedral, Barrack St and College Road areas to “check their gardens, bushes and bins” for Caolan’s phone.

The phone is an LG Cookie and he had it with him the night he went missing.

Anyone with information as to his whereabouts is asked to contact Anglesea St Garda station on  021 4522000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Read: Gardaí issue separate appeals for two missing teenagers>

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