Body Found During Search For Missing Irish Man In Poland

The Department of Foreign Affairs have said that Polish police searching for missing Irish soccer fan James Nolan have recovered a body.

It is understood the body is that of a man but has not yet been identified.

Identification is expected later today.

The 21-year-old environmental engineering student from Blessington in Co Wicklow was last seen in the early hours of Sunday in Bydgoszcz, about 130km northeast of Poznan.

He and his friends, who were travelling in a camper van, stopped in Bydgoszcz on their way back from Gdansk to Poznan when Mr Nolan became separated from the group.

Chief Superintendent Mick O'Sullivan, who arrived in the city last night, is leading the garda delegation.

Yesterday, police divers searched the river which runs through Bydgoszcz, while friends of Mr Nolan gave detailed statements to police.

The family of Mr Nolan are on their way to the city to help with the search.


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