Missing Student's Body Recovered From Canal

The body of a missing student has been recovered from the Grand Canal Dock in Dublin.

Members of the garda underwater unit recovered the body at 10.00am on Saturday from a stretch of the Grand Canal Dock near Mr Houston's apartment.

Gardaí from Pearse Street led the search for 21-year-old Alan Houston, from Donegal, who was last seen at the junction of Pearse Street and Lombard Street early last Thursday morning.

It is understood that Mr Houston was returning home to his apartment at Charlotte Quay Dock, near Ringsend after a night out with friends.

Gardaí were alerted when Mr Houston failed to appear for lectures the next day at Trinity College, where he was studying.

A widespread search involving the student's classmates and family members was organised, with posters distributed in the surrounding area and leaflets given out to the public.

Gardai are currently treating the incident as a tragic accident.


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