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Irishman (28) reported missing while holidaying in Tenerife located safe and well

Ryan Cooney (28) from Duleek, Co Meath

An Irishman who was reported missing following an alleged assault while holidaying in Tenerife last week has been located safe and well.

Concern had been raised by the family of Ryan Cooney (28) from Duleek, in Co Meath after he was last seen on Thursday morning in Paraiso del Sol apartment complex, in Playa de las Americas, in south Tenerife.

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Missing Persons Helpline Ireland first reported Mr Cooney missing on social media, with his family stressing their concern.

“Ryan has two black eyes as he was attacked and the assailants took all his money and his phone. Hospitals and Police in Tenerife have been notified and the police also have his passport,” a post at the time said, adding that the Irish Embassy in Madrid was providing assistance.

Family members had travelled to Tenerife to assist with the search along with friends and local police.

Ryan’s best friend, James Burke said at the time: “Ryan, please you have me worried sick brother, I told you everything will be ok, please just come back please, I’m begging you.”

In an update this Monday morning, the Missing Persons Helpline Ireland said they have just received news that Ryan has been located “safe and well.”

They thanked the hundreds of shares by people across Tenerife and Ireland in helping locate Ryan.

Following the news that Mr Cooney was found, his friend James Burke said: “Words can’t describe how I’m feeling right now. This is unreal, this doesn’t happen. I’m so happy. Thank you so much to everyone, my best mate is found safe, he’s coming home.”

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