The search for the fourteen year old missing Tipperary schoolgirl Elisha Gault has now entered its fifth day.
Friends of the family, concerned locals and a huge group of volunteers joined the search again today for the teenager who left her home at New Street in Carrick on Suir between 9pm and 10pm on St.Patrick's Day and was last spotted on Dillon Bridge, a short time later.
Supt William Leahy has again appealed for public assistance in tracing the teenager.The Comeragh College pupil is described as being 5ft 10in, of slim build , with blue eyes and dyed blonde hair.
On Wednesday the search area was extended to Waterford, Clonmel and Kilkenny
A number of reported sightings of a young girl matching Elisha’s description are being investigated by Gardai but, as yet, detectives indicated that they have not received any confirmed sightings.
The search has also been supported by Carrick on Suir River Rescue, the Civil Defence,the specialist Garda Water Unit and search units from Clonmel, Waterford and Nenagh.
Elisha's parents Grainne and Cameron have issued an appeal for information and said they were overwhelmed by the response to the search for t heir daughter.
"We just want to know that she is safe and well so we can call off all the search efforts and that myself her daddy and her three sisters love her very much , no matter what" her mother Grainne posted on Facebook.