Second boat for Search and Recovery group

Second boat for Search and Recovery group
Left to Right: Voluntary crew Dinny Kiely , David O' Leary, Chris O' Donovan, Edwin O' Sullivan and Kieran Coniry (John Allen Photography)

Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery (CCMPSAR) voluntary group have bought a second boat to aid their searches.

The voluntary charity group, which are involved in land and water based missing person searches, bought a 5.8m RIB which will be based at the Port of Cork City Marina and is fitted with side-scan sonar, which will greatly assist in river searches.

CCMPSAR Chairman Edwin O’Sullivan said: "We named the boat ‘The Nora Flynn’ after the late Nora Flynn, chosen by Nora's nephew Dinny Kiely, who is also one of our longest serving volunteers.

“It is a great honour and a fitting tribute to name the boat after Nora and to also have so many of her family present on the day of the launch.’ 

The RIB was generously funded by a number of supporters such as Port of Cork, Irish Mainport Holdings, Lehane Environmental & Industrial Services Ltd, CH Marine, Whelan Stores, Inver and Jotun (Ireland) Ltd.

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