Saturday 21 September 2019

Major search takes place for Icelandic man missing in Dublin

Katrin Bjork Birgisdottir, sister in law, David Karl Wiium, brother and Hanna Bjork Thrastardottir, mother of missing Iceland man Jon Throstur Jonsson. Photo: Tony Gavin 23/2/2019
Katrin Bjork Birgisdottir, sister in law, David Karl Wiium, brother and Hanna Bjork Thrastardottir, mother of missing Iceland man Jon Throstur Jonsson. Photo: Tony Gavin 23/2/2019

Mícheál Ó Scannáil

A major search has taken place for an Icelandic man missing in Dublin for the last two weeks.

Family members of 41-year-old Jon Jonsson, who travelled from Iceland, joined locals in a search.

Mr Jonsson, who arrived in Ireland on Friday, February 8 to take part in a poker tournament with his fiancée, was last seen in Whitehall, exiting McGettigan’s bar at 11.07am, having left the Bonnington hotel.

The man is described as being six foot tall and of a medium build, with shorts brown hair and was wearing a black padded jacket when he was last seen.

Jon Jonsson (41) Photo: Garda Press Office
Jon Jonsson (41) Photo: Garda Press Office

CCTV footage of Mr Jonsson shows him leaving McGettigans’s pub and travelling northbound on the Swords Road towards Dublin Airport, where he was last seen near Highfield Hospital.

Two of Mr Jonsson’s brothers, Daniel and David, appeared on The Late Late Show last night and appealed for any information on the whereabouts of their brother.

According to Mr Jonsson’s brothers, his disappearance is very out of character for their brother who they described as the rock of the family. Mr Jonsson, they said, left his wallet and phone behind before he went missing.

The man’s family have been in Dublin searching for two weeks and are grateful for the help they have received from both the people of Dublin and Icelandic Search and Rescue specialists.

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