On 26th of May, Cork City Missing Persons Search & Recovery carried out a planned search of the Crosshaven Harbour area. Our unit recently received donations which allowed us to purchase a state of the art side scan sonar and our dedicated volunteers decided to return to Crosshaven to retrace our previous search areas.
As we were scanning by the Hugh Coveney pier, we identified a target of interest. We analysed the images and proceeded to send our dive team down to investigate further. A vehicle was located and it was later confirmed to be a Toyota Corolla linked to the long term missing persons case of Barry Coughlan from Crosshaven. Barry has long been in our thoughts and we have previously searched for Barry and his vehicle in the area.
It is our sincerest hope that some closure for Barry’s family will be forthcoming and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.