River rescue crews double down in search for James
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.