Text alert helps locate missing Knockavilla boy

A nine year old boy who went missing in Knockavilla on Sunday evening was found safe the following morning in Dundrum.

A nine year old boy who went missing in Knockavilla on Sunday evening was found safe the following morning in Dundrum.

The boy went missing around 9pm on Sunday.

A Community Alert Text Scheme programme was launched in the town recently and that was used to inform locals that a young boy was missing.

A community alert text went out to local residents who responded by assisting in a search.

The boy was discovered safe and well after 1am on Monday morning and returned to his family.

The text alert scheme was launched in February of last year.

Chairman Kieran Slattery thanked people for signing up to the scheme.

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