Efforts continue today for the return of a Sligo man to his home, who has been missing since Friday (May 12 2023) in Switzerland.

There are fears that 26 year old Justin Flannery, from Bunninadden, has been "swept away" by a river.

A number of family members have travelled to Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland in search of Justin.

In an update from yesterday afternoon, it is understood that a police search team of ten people have completed a search of the river by foot, water and drone.

A Go Fund Me page was set up to help in the search, and is currently on over €60,000.

Justin's twin brother Johnathan has been providing updates on the page.

He says that they asked to join in the search team but are not allowed to due to law and insurance policies.

They are trying to organise a scanning device for deeper waters which could cost in the region of €5,000 and €20,000.

Rescue teams have advised that they will know more about the search device in the next couple of days, as there are only two of them in the country.

Midwest Radio contacted the Department of Foreign Affairs for an update on the current situation. They say:


The Department of Foreign Affairs is aware of the case and is providing consular assistance.

As with all consular cases, the Department does not comment on the details of any specific case”.


The Go Fund Me donations have been disabled this morning with the figure at €60,874.




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