Large Organised Search Mounted In The US For Missing Cork Man

Backpacker David O'Sullivan from Midleton hasn't been seen since early April


A huge search party has been organised in the United States to search for a hiker backpacker from Cork who has been missing since April... 

26 year old David O'Sullivan from Midleton hasn't been seen since early April when he started out alone on the Pacific Crest Trail in California.

A fund has now been set up to help his parents Con and Carmel who are due to jet out from Cork to California today to join the search for their son

Volunteers, including expert hikers and members of the Irish expat community in San Diego, will be involved in the massive operation from Saturday
The ground teams will be supported by an aircraft equipped with specialist search cameras.

There have been no sightings of David and no banking activity and the last contact between him and his family in Ireland was on April 7th, when he sent an email home

A multi-state search has been conducted for the Cork hiker and Detective Sean Lawlor of the local police department outlines what they know so far:

 


 

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