UPDATE: Missing Kilworth girl found

The Cork North and East Civil Defence overviewing the search area last weekend. (Pic: CCMPSAR)


The search concluded earlier this morning for Tara Young, who was located and is understood to be 'okay'.

Thanks are extended to all those who assisted with the search effort. Volunteers were invited back to the school hall for tea and refreshments.


Search for missing Kilworth girl continues

Volunteers and emergency services resumed the search early on Sunday morning for a 15 year old girl, who went missing in Kilworth on Saturday evening (6th).

As darkness set in on Saturday, the coastguard helicopter, Rescue115, could be seen hovering in the vicinity of the village late into the night. Many local volunteers joined in the search as word spread, with events being co-ordinated from the GAA grounds in the centre of the village. The young girl was named as local, Tara Young.

‘Unfortunately, there is a 15 year old girl missing in Kilworth tonight, her name is Tara Young and there’s is currently a search happening in the village to find her. All help is greatly appreciated,’ an online post read.

While a statement from the coastguard read: ‘RESCUE115 is now safely back at Shannon after tasking to area near Kilworth Co Cork for a missing person search, full search completed & nothing to report so RESCUE115 stood down to RTB Shannon’.


With search efforts being stood down around midnight, a call has been put out for any volunteers who can assist with the search, to meet at Scoil Mhairtín National School on Sunday morning at first light.

‘Gardai have said that community search will resume 7am tomorrow morning. Meet at school. They believe that all areas of the village have been searched at this time. Gardai are searching woods and will continue to search woods. Gardai are asking people to check their outhouses and properties,’ a statement read.