Elisha Gault search update: Gardai appeal for female seen on Carrick-on-Suir’s outskirts to come forward

Aileen Hahesy

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Aileen Hahesy

Elisha Gault, who has been missing since St Patrick's night.

The Garda chief leading the search into missing 14 year-old Carrick-on-Suir schoolgirl Elisha Gault, has issued an appeal for a female seen walking on the outskirts of Carrick-on-Suir last Sunday morning to come forward. 

Clonmel Garda District Supt. William Leahy said they were appealing for a tall, thin female with blonde hair, who was seen walking between Collins Park on the Faugheen Road to the rail bridge near Carrick-on-Suir Mart between 10.30am and 11am on Sunday to contact them. 

Earlier today  (Friday), Gardai issued an appeal for three people seen walking in the vicinity of St Molleran's GAA Club on the Coolnamuck Road on the night of her disappearance to come forward. Supt. Leahy confirmed these people had contacted the gardai. 

The search for Elisha Gault from New Street, Carrick-on-Suir has now entered its sixth day. 

 Carrick on Suir River Rescue, the Civil Defence,the specialist Garda Dog and Sub Aqua Units and search and rescue units from Clonmel, Waterford, Nenagh and Mallow, the Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 117, have all been involved in the search. 

Friends of Elisah’s family, concerned locals and a huge group of volunteers joined the search again today. The teenager left her home at New Street between 9pm and 10pm  on St Patrick's Day last Saturday 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.

And he appealed to Elisha, if she is listening to the search appeals, and anyone who knows her whereabouts to make contact. 

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.