An Ennis man, who was reported missing for nine days, has been found safe and well on Saturday afternoon.
The family of Aaron Lysaght (21) had issued an appeal for the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of their son who went missing from Prospect, Coolcullen, County Kilkenny.
The last visual sighting of Aaron Lysaght (21) was on July 1 when he was visiting a friend in Midleton, County Cork. All other contact after this date was by phone or text message up until July 14 when he sent his father, Seán a text message via WhatsApp at 7.51 am.
Gardaí were trying to establish whether Aaron remained in the Midleton area or whether he travelled back to Castlecomer where he was living with his girlfriend for about three months.
His family were hugely relieved when they made contact with him on Saturday afternoon.
Seán and his wife, Tina travelled to Cork City from 10am on Saturday morning as part of the extensive search and also visited Midleton to follow up on a few leads about his whereabouts.
Seán told the Clare Champion that his son, Aaron has been found and while “Aaron is not in a good place at this time”, he and Tina were looking forward to meeting him over the coming days to help get him back on track with his life as soon as possible.
“I would like to sincerely thank all my family and friends, all Tina’s family and friends, the media for publicising our appeal and anyone who helped out in any way with the search for Aaron.
“I would also like to appeal for privacy for the family over the coming days as we need some time together on our own as a family when he returns home,” he said.