Man found safe and well after going missing while searching for cattle
A man in Co. Tipperary has been found safe and well after going missing while searching for cattle, according to Tipp FM.
The man was reported missing last night at around 10:00pm and a “major search operation” was subsequently launched, the local radio station added.
It is believed that the man was helping a local farmer to search for missing cattle in the Arra Mountains when he got lost as it got dark.
A search operation – involving members of An Garda Siochana, the Civil Defence, Killaloe Coast Cuard and the Shannon-based Rescue 115 helicopter – resulted in the man being found by approximately 11:30pm, reported Tipp FM.
The man is understood to have received no major injuries, but he was suffering from “mild hypothermia“. He was declared fit enough to travel by ambulance and was taken to University Hospital Limerick as a precautionary measure.
Over the weekend, a farmer was found dead on his farm in Cootehill, Co. Cavan. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) confirmed the fatality on Saturday, October 7.
The man was found in a drain, where he is believed to have been working alone. It is thought that the man was carrying out fence repairs at the time of his death.
The cause of death has yet to be confirmed, but it is possible that he drowned in the drain – death as a result of natural causes is also another possibility.
An investigation into the fatality has been launched by the HSA.