Man from Northern Ireland reported missing in Sweden is feared dead

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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has said it is supporting the family of a “British-Irish dual national” who has been reported missing in Sweden.

A report on the Belfast Live website claims that a man from Co Down is feared to have drowned after being swept away in a river while on a fishing trip to the Scandinavian country.

While there are still few confirmed details of the incident, it’s understood to have occurred a couple of days ago.

Asked to comment on the matter, a spokesperson for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office said: “We are supporting the family of a British-Irish dual national who has been reported missing in Sweden.

“We are in contact with the local police who are leading the search, and the Irish Embassy in Sweden.”

The News Letter contacted the Irish Embassy and the Republic’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade seeking more information.

“The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade cannot comment on individual consular cases, but we can confirm that consular assistance is being provided to the family of an individual in Sweden,” a spokesperson said.