Public appeal to help trace missing Cormac Clare

Posted on Oct 28 2012 - 1:12am by Harold Hisona

A cohesive search operation was performed Saturday morning for yet another missing Irish teenager, in the person of Cormac Clare, from Ireland’s primary tourist attraction in Kilteel, Naas, Co Kildare. Participating in the recent extensive search are more than 400 people including Civil Defense, Garda Divisional search teams, Garda Water Unit, local Gardai, and members of the locality.

The 18-year old Naas CBS student went missing since Monday morning, October 22nd, at around 2am. He was last seen at his home in Kilteel, Kildare. His disappearance is described by his family as totally out of character.

Cormac was wearing a wine-colored hoodie, navy jacket (possibly Regatta), navy plain (cotton style) Nike track suit legs and runners, when he was last seen by his family. Gardai also said he might also have carried a black and green Jack Murphy backpack with him as they presumed the teenager went hitchhiking that morning.

His parents, Seamus and Lorraine Clare said they have seen no reason for their second born son to leave without making contact with anyone in the family. While apprehension among them is now starting to intensify, the family remains positive that Cormac would return to them harmless.

They went on by saying they are overwhelmed and grateful for the community’s collaborative effort to help trace their missing son, despite the harsh weather over the past few days.

The Clare family continues to appeal for anyone who may have any information about their son’s desertion to come forward. They are hoping to get any bit of evidence that would help lead the search towards a new direction. As for now, they have no idea as to why he left, yet all they wanted is for him to be back home safe and well.

Cormac is described by his family as being thin, 6-foot 1-inch or 6-foot 2-inch tall with short tight brown hair.

Given the number of days since his last sighting, Gardaí are now starting to worry about Cormac’s welfare. Nevertheless, they are still hopeful to see a positive outcome of the search, and will not halt until they can bring the missing teenager back home to his concerned family.

Superintendent Patrick Mangan said while they have grave concerns for Cormac’s safety, they will continue to perform extensive searches until he is found. Mr. Mangan is also appealing to members of the public who may have seen Cormac on Monday morning or in the following days, to contact them immediately.

“We are especially appealing to members of the public who may have seen Cormac near his home on Monday morning, or hitchhiking on the N7 or N81 routes, to contact us,” Mr. Mangan said.

Anyone with information may contact them at Naas Garda station thru phone numbers: 045-884-300 or the Garda Confidential Line at 1-800-666-111. Other way is to visit any Garda Station, the soonest time possible.

Source: Independent News