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Search continues for missing Dundalk IT student in Vienna

Search continues for missing Dundalk IT student in Vienna

An appeal has been issued for information on the whereabouts of a missing Dundalk IT student.

Ross Hanlon (21) from Athboy in Co Meath went missing in Vienna at around 2am on Friday.

The business student at DkIT had travelled to the Austrian capital on a city break following the completion of his college exams and became separated from his two friends during a night out socialising.

His family and friends have been unable to contact him and are currently in Vienna searching for him.

The family met with the Irish Ambassador to Austria yesterday and have put up missing posters around the city

They are also regularly liaising with Austrian authorities.

His girlfriend, Kelly issued a heartfelt plea for him to get home safe.

“Ross I’ll do anything and everything I can to get you back home safe your my best friend I need you, I love you with all my heart please just be safe,” she said.

The young man was last seen outside Flex nightclub in the Augartenbrücke area of Vienna.

Ross is described as 5ft 9 and of medium build. He was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans on the night he went missing.

The Department of Foreign Affairs are providing consular assistance.

Over the weekend a GoFundMe page was set up to help send people to Austria to aid with the search. So far around €9,000 has been raised.

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