Heartbroken family appeal for missing Dad to 'let us know you are okay'

Heartbroken family appeal for missing Dad to 'let us know you are okay'
Patsy O'Keeffe has been missing since Friday, June 21.

“PLEASE get in touch, ring someone, let us know you are okay."

That was the plea from the family of Patsy O’Keeffe, who lives in Carrigaline and has been missing since last Friday, June 21.

The 64-year-old father of two and grandfather of three, is from Goats Cross, near Crosshaven but has been living in Carrigaline for more than 40 years.

Patsy, a plumber by trade, left home on Friday morning at 8am but the last positive sighting of him was later that evening on CCTV.

Mr O'Keeffe was in his white Ford transit van, heading towards Carrigaline, near the Pepsi factor, around 4pm when spotted on CCTV.

Speaking at the family home in Carrigaline tonight, his wife Mary said: “Please get in touch, ring someone.” 

His daughter Lorraine added: “He does not have to contact us, just ring someone, a friend, and let them know you are safe.” 

She added that last Friday was her mum’s birthday and that her dad’s disappearance was very out of character.

He wished her mum Mary a happy birthday and said he would talk to her later - Lorraine added it was the first time in their 43 years of marriage, that he didn’t give her a card, which was very unlike him.

Lorraine described her dad as around 5ft 5, stocky build, with a beard, glasses and bald.

The family is in particular appealing for anyone who might see/ have seen his white transit Ford van, reg 08D 61413, to get in touch with gardaí.

The family also want to thank people for their ongoing support, including those who turned out on Sunday during the terrible weather to help with searches.

“Everyone has been so good and so kind,” said Lorraine. “We will never be able to thank people enough.” 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Carrigaline gardaí on 0214919370.

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