Body of missing Irish student found in Austria

Body of missing Irish student found in Austria

THE BODY of an Irish student, who went missing in Vienna last week, has been found today in the Danube Canal.

The 21-year-old from Athboy had last been seen leaving a nightclub called Flex with two friends during the night on Friday.

The police had assumed since the middle of the week that the Irishman fell into the water immediately after leaving the premises.

The sea and electricity service of the police searched for days for the man, whereby a sonar boat was used.

The body was discovered at 14.30 clock in the area of the Freda Meissner Blue Promenade located by divers of the special unit Cobra and salvaged, according to police spokesman Harald Söros.

Information about the cause of death will be revealed following an autopsy.

The 21-year-old had stayed with two fellow students in Vienna.

After his disappearance, his father, brother and girlfriend had travelled to Vienna.

Dundalk Institute of Technology, where he had been a student, posted their condolences to the Hanlon family on Facebook.

We are shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Ross Hanlon. Our thoughts and prayers are with The Hanlon Family & Friends at this sad time.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Posted by DkIT Students' Union on Friday, January 26, 2018