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ballaghisheenThe son of Charles Brooke Pickard, who disappeared after being abducted in South Kerry 25 years ago, says he doesn’t want to get his expectations up as the search for his father’s body continues.

Yesterday, gardaí began their excavation at a remote forest in Derrennageeha, Ballaghisheen Pass, 20 kilometres from Waterville.

The site’s close to where Mr Brooke Pickard’s Ford Transit was found shortly after he was last seen in April 1991, being bundled into the van by a group of men at White Strand, Castlecove.

Crohan Pickard was seven years old when his father disappeared.

He says gardaí haven’t told the family as to why they’re now excavating the site.