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Police appeal for information about missing man who was last seen entering the Six Mile Water river in Antrim

Police have appealed for information about missing man, Keith Carlisle, who was last seen entering the Six Mile Water river in Antrim on Sunday night
Marie Louise McConville

A multi-agency search operation was ongoing last night to find a man who was last seen entering water in Antrim.

Keith Carlisle, who is 40, was seen entering the Six Mile Water river shortly before 11pm on Sunday.

Mr Carlisle, former ambulance technician, is currently on bail for alleged fraud.

Last May, he appeared in court accused of defrauding a Dutch medical supply company out of almost £10,000 of medical equipment, including seven defibrillators, which had been delivered to Carlisle's address in Lisburn.

In relation to the ongoing search for Mr Carlisle, a PSNI spokeswoman said: "Immediately, a multi-agency search and rescue operation was launched, involving our officers and a number of partner agencies.

"Despite these searches, we have so far been unable to locate Keith," she said.

"While searches are ongoing, we are keen to establish Keith's movements on Sunday night. We know he had been socialising in the town that evening and my appeal is to anyone who came into contact with Keith on Sunday night, or believes they may have seen, to contact us.

"This is a distressing and worrying time for Keith's family and loved ones, and we would urge anyone who has information that could assist us to call us on 101..."

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