The family of missing Longford man Anthony Carberry have appealed for the public’s help as the search for the 50-year-old enters a second week.
Anthony, or Gerard Anthony, as his three brothers and three sisters know him best, was last seen on Friday, July 18, between Rathowen and Ballinalack.
Almost two weeks on, his distraught family spoke candidly to the Leader this week about their anguish and the desperate search for information as to his whereabouts.
“We just want to know that he is safe and well,” said his visibly upset sister, Mary Brewster.
A native of Cloontuskert, Lanesboro, Anthony had, up until his disappearance, been living in the St Michael’s Road area of Longford town.
Shortly before he went missing, Anthony spent a period of time as a patient at Mullingar’s Midland Regional Hospital.
His family believe he left the hospital on the day he vanished. He was last spotted at around 4pm walking along the main N4 carriageway.
In the days since, gardaí from both Mullingar and Longford have carried out extensive searches, none of which have thrown up any clues about Anthony’s disappearance.
When last seen, Anthony was wearing a grey t-shirt and blue trousers.
For his heartbroken family, the agony of not knowing the whereabouts of their beloved brother and uncle continues.
“If people do think they have seen him, please please ring the guards straight away. We just want to know he is okay,” said his niece Louise.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Longford Gardai at 043-3350570 or Mullingar Gardai at 044-9348915.