A search is continuing in Galway for a student who went missing six days ago.

Michael Bugler, from Ennis in Co Clare, was last seen in the Claddagh area shortly before 1am last Friday.

Family members, friends and fellow students at NUI Galway have been assisting gardaí and the civil defence in the search for Mr Bugler in recent days.

The Shannon-based coast guard helicopter has also been searching the Salthill shoreline.

The 20-year-old law student from Ennis was last seen in the Claddagh area, where he lives, shortly before 1am last Friday.

Earlier, he had been socialising a short distance away.

Mr Bugler’s family have made a direct appeal to anyone with information to contact gardaí at Mill Street Station.