Body found in search for missing Irishman James Phelan

Body found in search for missing Irishman James Phelan

A BODY has been found in the search for missing Irishman James Phelan.

The father-of-two, who lived in the Chertsey area, was last seen at the A&E department at St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey at 7pm on Friday, August 8.

Concerns were raised when the 42-year-old, who had medical issues, could not be found, and his family believed he may have travelled to London.

On Friday, August 15 a Surrey Police search team found the body of a man they believe to be Mr Phelan.

The body, which has yet to be formally identified, was found off St Peters Way in Addlestone.

Mr Phelan’s family, who led a Facebook campaign to help find the missing man, have been informed of the discovery of the body.

Police are currently treating the death as ‘unexplained’.

Tributes to Mr Phelan, who was a keen kitesurfer, finance specialist and a marathon runner, have been left on the Facebook page set up to help find him.

Friends claim he was ‘lovely’ and a ‘jolly guy’.