Divers looking for missing Irish fan find body

20 June 2012 11:16

Police divers looking for a missing Irish football fan in central Poland on Wednesday said they had found a man's body in a waterway near where he was last seen.

"I can't deny it," police spokeswoman Monika Chlebicz told Poland's TVN24 news channel when asked if a body had been found in the river Brda, in the city of Bydgoszcz.

More than 100 officers and specialist divers were deployed to hunt for 21-year-old James Nolan, after he had not been seen for more than 48 hours.

Police said Nolan's parents were travelling to Bydgoszcz.

He was reported missing on Sunday afternoon when he failed to return to his hotel after breaking off from a group of friends during a night out watching football and drinking in a pub in Bydgoszcz city centre.

Source: AFP