The search for a man who went missing 18 years ago will continue on Saturday, January 11.

Tony Lynch, originally from Magheraveely was 54 years old when he went missing on January 6, 2002.

He was last seen on Fermanagh Street, in Clones, Co. Monaghan having recently moved to the town.

Family of the father of four became concerned for his whereabouts when he failed to turn up for work that week.

Mr. Lynch's car also disappeared and has never been discovered.

Gardaí began their search at Gortawhinney Lough, near Clones. On Thursday, January 2, they moved to Drum Lough some 10 miles from the first search site before moving again to Long Lough.

Advancements in technology around drone and sonar technology was given as a reason for the new search.

Up to 16 lakes are expected to be searched with further searches possibly taking place in Fermanagh.

Searches will continue at various locations over the course of the next few weeks.

The investigation into Mr. Lynch’s disappearance is ongoing and the Gardaí have appealed to anyone with information to contact them.