FAMILY KEEP VIGIL FOR MISSING DERRY CAMPER ANTHONY GRIFFITHS
THE family of a man missing off the shores of Doagh Island have launched a vigil as the search for him continues this evening.
The missing man has been named by Gardai as Anthony (Tony) Griffiths, aged 59, from Culmore in Derry.
Tony arrived at Doagh Island on Monday last along with his family and proceeded to set up a camp in the area.
However, when his family awoke on Tuesday morning, Tony was gone from the camp.
His family initially thought he had gone for a walk but raised the alarm with Gardai in Carndonagh when he did not return.
Both the coastguard services and Gardai launched a search for Mr Griffiths which started last evening just after 6 pm.
It was called off because light was fading and resumed first thing this morning.
The search is continuing on both land and sea with two boats from the RNLI search Tullagh Bay, Five Finger Bay and Ballyliffin.
The Rescue 118 helicopter from Sligo is also assisting in the search.
Garda Inspector David Murphy said there is a stiff breeze but that all resources are being utilised for the missing man.
He appealed to anyone who may know of the whereabouts of Mr Griffiths to contact Buncrana Garda station.