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Grateful Family of young Irishman missing in Berlin for over a week reveal he's been found

'Thank you to everyone who shared the tweet, retweeted, tagged and sent messages to help get the message out there. Massively appreciated!'


Shane O'Brien

Shane O'Brien

Shane O'Brien

The family of an Irishman that had been missing in Berlin for over a week has expressed their relief after he was located safe and well. 

Shane O'Brien had had "no contact" with anyone since he was last seen in the city on October 5.

His friends and family had issued urgent appeals for help in finding him.

However, there was good news on this morning as the family say Shane, who grew up in Navan and Kilcloon, Co Meath has made contact with his parents Agnes and Jarlath who are currently in Berlin.

“UPDATE: Shane has been found overnight in Berlin,” his cousin Keelan McCarthy tweeted.

“I am so grateful for all the help and support the family have received over the last week and thank you so much to everyone who’s shared the picture, it’s really appreciated.”

Off The Ball journalist Enda Coll, who had helped spread the word when Shane went missing, tweeted: "Shane has been found and is with his parents.

“Thank you to everyone who shared the tweet, retweeted, tagged and sent messages to help get the message out there. Massively appreciated!"

Concern has grown daily after the 26-year-old web developer hadn't been in contact with his family since he chatting to his sister Gabrielle from his hotel in Berlin on Tuesday.

He had been living and working remotely in Munich for over a year but had travelled to Berlin, where his company was based, for work purposes.

His sister Gabrielle was been quoted as saying the family are “so delighted and hugely relieved”.

"I woke up to the news that he had made contact with my parents in Berlin and is safe and well,” LMFM reported. “ That's all I know so far.

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“A huge worry has been lifted from us and we are just so delighted and relieved that he is ok.

"As a family, we just want to say a massive and heartfelt thank you to everyone across Ireland who shared his profile across the country and with any contacts in Germany and to the German people and the police for their huge support in this search as well.

"We would also like to thank everyone for countless messages of support."

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