OVER 200 people joined members of Dundalk Sub Aqua Club over the weekend in a massive search for Sean Watters Laurel Grove Dundalk who was last seen in the town on 12 March.
The search began on Good Friday morning at 8.30pm and the members of the public worked all day with the sub aqua team.
This search of the entire town has been organised by Dundalk Sub Aqua Club, itself a voluntary body, and has been organised with the support of the Garda Siochana.
Yesterday, Easter Monday, the 200 volunteers and 25 members of the sub aqua club were out again.
“We have searched every nook and cranny,” said Paddy Agnew of Dundalk Sub Aqua Club. “But as yet there is no lead.
“We will be out again next weekend.”
Gardai in Dundalk are still appealing to anyone who can help tracing the whereabouts of missing Seán Waters.
Sean, also known as Johnny, is aged 60, and has not been seen since Tuesday 12 March.
He was seen in the vicinity of the Dundalk Retail Park.
Sean, who lives at Laurel Grove, is about 5 feet 4″ tall and about 12 stone in weight. He has fine grey hair with a receding hairline and blue eyes. He often wears glasses.
When last seen at the retail park he was wearing a brown jacket and trousers.
His photograph has been posted on facebook and shops and businesses all over town have have posters with his picture and the Garda contact numbers.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dundalk Garda station on 042 9388400.
Sean’s family, friends and neighbours have been deeply worried by his sudden disappearance.
“We didn’t expect any thing like this,” his brother Pat Waters said. “He is a lovely, nice, quiet person.
“We are all very concerned.”
Sean worked with Ecco from when it opened in the 1960s and he worked there until it closed.
“He takes part in parish quizzes,” said Pat. “It would be his main hobby. He currently does relief work at the offices of the social welfare office.”
A quiet, well-liked, unassuming man, who would be well-known at table quizzes for parish fund-raisers.
Once again, the number to contact is Dundalk Garda station on 042 9388400.