Tuesday 21 November 2017

Desperate mother is appealing for missing son (21) last seen in Dublin to come home

Appeal: David McKay (21)
Appeal: David McKay (21)
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

A desperate mother is pleading for her missing son to return home.

Olivia McKay, from Millstreet in Cork, is asking for her son David (21) to come home safely after he disappeared in Dublin at lunchtime yesterday.

The young man returned from England with his uncle into Dublin Port when he disappeared on Tuesday afternoon.

He left his wallet behind him in the truck the pair had been travelling in and does not have a working phone.

Worried mum Olivia is travelling to Dublin today to look for her son.

She said her plan is to drive the old Dublin Road as she hopes her son may be trying to make his way home to Cork.

"I hope he's safe, we're very concerned," Olivia told Independent.ie.

"I'm travelling to Dublin now, and going to drive up through all the towns.

"David and my brother were working in England and came into Dublin, into the port. He disappeared.

"This is very strange and we're concerned," Olivia continued.

"The worst thing about it is he left his money in the truck and his phone is broken so we can't contact him."

Olivia said another potential area her son could have travelled to is Balbriggan and has appealed for locals and motorists to keep an eye out for him.

Olivia and her partner have both shared David's photo on Facebook in the hope people will share it in the Dublin area.

David is wearing a blue hoodie with stripes and black pants with green stripes and black work boots.

The family have reported David's disappearance to gardaí.

**Olivia confirmed to Independent.ie that David has been found safe and well on September 6.

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