Missing man found safe and well after Malin Head search

The man's camper van had been parked near Banba's Crown in Malin Head.
The man's camper van had been parked near Banba's Crown in Malin Head.
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A 58-year-old man has been found safe and well, sleeping under a hedge in a field in Malin Head, following an overnight search, it has been confirmed.

A search was initiated for the man, from the Belfast area, at around 12.30am in the early hours of Monday morning after he failed to return to his camper van, which was parked near Banba’s Crown in Malin Head.

It is understood the keys were in the ignition and the man’s belongings were in the vehicle.

Jim Crerard, Duty Watch Officer with Malin Head Coast Guard told the ‘Journal’ they launched a search for the man, tasking the 116 rescue helicopter from Dublin, as well as Greencastle Coast Guard and the Lough Swilly RNLI.

They were joined by Gardai and a members of the local community amid fears he had fallen into the water.

However, Mr Crearand confirmed the “good news” that at 10.30am on Monday morning, the man was found safe and well in one of the field’s close to Malin Head. He had been sleeping under a hedge. The man was later assessed by medical personnel but is understood to be well.