Searches for missing Derry man John Concannon later this morning (Wednesday).
Volunteers are being asked to gather at 11am at the former Irish College premises at the junction of Lenamore Road and Beragh Hill Road, just passed Sandbank Cottages and Oakfield Park.
The searches are being led by John’s relatives and neighbours from the Galliagh area of the city.
Leaflet drops were last night taking place at homes in the Glenabbey and Lenamore, close to where John was last seen over two weeks ago on Tuesday, November 10th.
His last confirmed movements place him getting off the Fernabbey bus and walking along Lenamore road in the direction of the border with Donegal at the hinterland of Lenamore and Muff.
There have been numerous possible leads since, and hundreds of local people from Derry, Inishowen and beyond have joined the search for John (71) over the past week as volunteers.
Expert teams from the PSNI including detectives, divers and specialist dog handlers, Gardai, Community Search and Rescue from Northern Ireland and Donegal Mountain Rescue in the south meanwhile, backed by the Search & Rescue Helicopter from Malin Head, have been involved in intense searches for John since he disappeared.
In a post of the Facebook Page ‘Foot search for John Concannon’s those wishing to volunteer to help in today’s community search have been advised:
“Please car share if possible as we will draw our focus towards Bridgend and Burnfoot areas for foot searching.
“High viz vests, appropriate footwear recommended.
“Let’s rally together again. Talk to as many people as you can to keep reminding people to be vigilant. We’ll try and concentrate on this area.”
The search leaders added: “If possible xxx #letsbringjohnhome xxx please tag others to widen our audience.”
Some people have also suggested that a search on horseback might help provide a different perspective.