17/12/2007

Sniffer Dogs In Search For Irish Backpacker

Sniffer dogs are being used as the search for missing Irish backpacker Ronan Lawlor continues in South America.

The 28-year-old from Durrow in Co. Laois has not been since November 18 when he was travelling to the Torres del Paine national park in the Patagonian region on the Chilean-Argentinian border.

It is understood that the search has been narrowed to a 20km sq area of the park on the border which is a route Mr Lawlor is believed to have taken.

Meanwhile, it has been revealed that a couple who had met Mr Lawlor on a bus on the way to the park told relatives and friends, who had flown to Argentina to assist in the search, that he had told them the direction he was going in and the campsite he intended to stay at.

(KMcA)


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