River res­cue crews dou­ble down in search for James

New Ross Standard - - NEWS -

EV­ERY ef­fort is be­ing made by river search and res­cue crews from across the re­gion to find the re­mains of miss­ing New Ross res­i­dent James O’Gor­man.

James, 50, who orig­i­nally hailed from Bor­ris, went miss­ing from Dun­brody Wharf in New Ross at 1 a.m. on Oc­to­ber 11.

A 16-strong crew from New Ross River Search & Res­cue started run­ning the banks of the river Bar­row search­ing for James over the fol­low­ing days and be­gan drag­ging the river on Tues­day.

Stephen Walsh of the river res­cue crew said: ‘We have been run­ning the banks since last Fri­day. Two of us go out at 6.30 a.m. with binoc­u­lars and the boats go out at 9.30 a.m. and stay out un­til low wa­ter so we’re out all day­light.’

Mem­bers of En­nis­cor­thy river res­cue and the garda sub aqua crew have also joined the ef­fort, while the Coast­guard Res­cue 117 he­li­copter crew have been search­ing the river from a height most days. ‘ The weather is calm and it’s good go­ing. We will check the river un­til we find him.’

James lived in New Ross for sev­eral years and was a well­known face in the town.

Garda divers search­ing for James O’Gor­man on the River Bar­row on Fri­day.

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