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Cork man missing from New York since Saturday found safe

Ryan Cody’s mother said that she could never repay family, friends and the wider community for their support.

Ryan Cody
Ryan Cody
Image: Anthony Cody Facebook

A YOUNG IRISHMAN missing in New York City for three days has been found safe.

Originally from Fermoy, Ryan Cody was last seen at 8pm on Saturday at Austin Public, a gastropub in Forest Hills, Queens, New York City.

Posts from family members on Facebook and Gofundme say the 23-year-old was located in a New York hospital.

Ryan’s mother Noreen Cody said that she could never repay family, friends and the wider community for their support while her son was missing.

“I can’t describe what these last few days have been like, no one should ever have to go through this,” she wrote.

On Monday, Ryan’s brother Anthony put out an appeal on Facebook, asking for people in the area to help search for Ryan.

Speaking with Irish Central, an online publication headquartered in New York, Anthony Cody said that Ryan had lost his glasses and is “virtually blind” without them. He complained of dizzy spells and so was put into a taxi by his roommate on Saturday, according to Anthony.

The reception at Ryan’s apartment complex in Long Island said they saw him enter his apartment at 10pm on Saturday, according to the publication. However, when Ryan’s roommate arrived home at 11.30pm, the Cork man wasn’t there.

A GoFundMe link was set up by Anthony to help find his brother. 

“We are extremely concerned for [Ryan's] safely and well being,” the description reads, “and need to get family members on their way out there as soon as possible to help with the search for my brother.”

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At the time of writing, the donation fund had raised nearly $13,000.

“We have found Ryan. He is with family [and] friends now. He was in hospital and is a bit shook by all this. Thank you everyone for your donations. We will let ye know when we know more. Thanks everybody,” Anthony Cody wrote in an update on the Gofundme page today.

With reporting by Céimin Burke

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