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Irish man missing for four days in Australia found alive

Donal O’Sullivan was found in the stairwell of a Sydney shopping centre and is being treated in hospital for his injuries.

Undated image of Donal O'Sullivan
Undated image of Donal O'Sullivan

AN IRISH MAN who had been missing in Australia for four days has been found alive.

Donal O’Sullivan, from Clooney in Clare, was discovered injured in the stairwell of a Sydney shopping centre shortly after 9.30pm (12.30pm GMT) today.

He had last been seen on Saturday morning in Bondi Junction in Sydney by his brother. He never returned to his home and did not show up to work in Canberra on Monday.

Members of the Irish community in Sydney had organised search parties in the area in a bid to find the 33-year-old.

People at the scene confirmed that he was found in a stairwell in Eastgate Shopping Centre in Bondi Junction, just yards from where he was last seen.

He has been taken to the nearby St Vincent’s Hospital to be treated for dehydration and a broken arm.

A message on the Find Donal O’Sullivan Facebook page thanked everyone who had been involved in the search for their help.

“Hi everyone thanks for your support over the last few days,” the message, which was posted just after 1pm Irish time, says.

“We can confirm Donal has been found and is being looked after. We appreciate all your efforts and support! As soon as we know more you will too”.

Police in Sydney had issued an appeal earlier today to find Donal, saying that there were grave concerns for his welfare.

-Additional reporting by Amy Croffey

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