A SEARCH for an elderly man who went missing from his home has ended tragically.
Pat Byrne (80) was found dead shortly before midnight last night - just hours after he went missing from his South Dublin home.
His son Rory confirmed his death on Twitter earlier this morning, and described it as a “massive loss”.
Writing to one concerned member of the public, Rory said “he was found dead just before midnight. Thankfully he didn’t suffer. Thank you for your concern”.
Rory had launched a massive appeal for information on his father’s whereabouts on the social networking site yesterday, after his dad went missing at approximately 11am when he left his home to go to Dalkey.
A coordinated search had been planned for last night before Mr Byrne’s remains were found.
Emma Jane Hade