Gardai appeal for help as major search continues for missing Carrick-on-Suir teenager

Gardai appeal for help as major search continues for missing Carrick-on-Suir teenager

Gardai are concerned for the welfare of Elisha.

Dozens of emergency service personnel and volunteers have been spending the last two days searching for missing teenager Elisha Gault, with concern growing for her welfare.

Gardai yesterday (Monday) urged members of the public to check their property and for landowners to check their land for the 14-year-old from Carrick-on-Suir who was last seen on St Patrick’s night on a local bridge.

A number of boats, including the Carrick-on-Suir river rescue craft, Nenagh search and rescue and Waterford river rescue, have been used to search along the river Suir for Elisha, while the Coast Guard search and rescue helicopter has also been in the area as well as Civil Defence and local volunteers.

Gardai were yesterday making door-to-door inquiries in the town in an attempt to find more details about her movements.

The teenager is a student at Comeragh College in Carrick and has been living on New Street in Carrick for over a year with her family.

It’s understood the girl’s mother is originally from Belfast but lived for a time in Piltown in south Kilkenny and moved to Carrick over a year ago.

Gardai said the family are very concerned about Elisha’s welfare. They have urged any friends or acquaintances to contact the garda station in Clonmel or Carrick to leave their details.

They also want anyone in private houses in the Carrickbeg/Dillon Bridge area to check any CCTV footage they may have since the night of March 17 and to provide it to the gardai, and anyone with gardens, outhouses or sheds to check them for any trace of the missing teenager.

Anyone with “dash-cam” footage from their vehicles from the night or early morning of March 17 and March 18 has also been asked to contact gardai.

Elisha was last seen on Dillon Bridge at about 10.15pm on March 17, heading towards the Carrickbeg area on the Co Waterford side of the town. She is about 5’10” to 6’ in height and has blue eyes and dyed blonde hair. Gardai do not have details of what she was wearing that night but it’s understood she did not have a jacket when last seen.