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IrelandIrish government offers support to find missing Everest climber

20:55  19 may  2019
20:55  19 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

Search called off for Irish dad Seamus Lawless who fell while descending Mount Everest

Search called off for Irish dad Seamus Lawless who fell while descending Mount Everest Seamus Lawless was fulfilling a life-long dream of reaching the summit of Mount Everest , which stands at 8,848 metres, before he reached his 40th birthday in July this year. The assistant professor in artificial intelligence at Trinity’s School of Computer Science and Statistics, had successfully reached the summit on Thursday along with several others in his group of eight led by world-renowned Co Down adventurer Noel Hanna - just hours before his fall.

The Irish government will offer any support it can to help efforts to find a missing climber on Mount Everest , its deputy premier has said. Seamus “Shay” Lawless, from Bray, Co Wicklow, fell as he descended the peak on Thursday having just achieved a lifetime ambition of reaching the summit.

The Government will offer any support it can to help efforts to find a missing climber on Mount Everest , Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said. Seamus “Shay” Lawless, from Bray, Co Wicklow, fell as he descended the peak on Thursday having just achieved a lifetime ambition of reaching the summit.

Irish government offers support to find missing Everest climber © Brian Lawless Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has promised help (PA)

The Irish government will offer any support it can to help efforts to find a missing climber on Mount Everest, its deputy premier has said.

Seamus “Shay” Lawless, from Bray, Co Wicklow, fell as he descended the peak on Thursday having just achieved a lifetime ambition of reaching the summit.

Simon Coveney said he had spoken to Mr Lawless’s wife Pamela several times over the weekend and had discussed how the authorities could help.

Irish government offers support to find missing Everest climber © Provided by The Press Association Seamus Lawless’s family have launched a fundraising campaign to help finance a search operation on Everest (screengrab of GoFundMe page/PA)

The Trinity College professor’s family have launched a fundraising campaign to help finance expensive search and recovery efforts.

Fundraising page to help find Trinity College professor missing on Mount Everest reaches €180,000

Fundraising page to help find Trinity College professor missing on Mount Everest reaches €180,000 Séamus Lawless went missing after reaching the summit of the mountain.

Supposedly, the Chinese government did allow some Soviet climbers near the mountain, and reports leaked out of a Soviet expedition in 1952. However, Russian and Chinese authorities have consistently denied that such an attempt took place, no physical evidence has ever been found to

The Government will offer any support it can to efforts to find a missing climber on Mount Everest , Tánaiste Simon Coveney said. Seamus 'Shay' Lawless, from Bray, Co Wicklow, fell as he descended the peak on Thursday having just achieved a lifetime ambition of reaching the summit.

His relatives, who said Mr Lawless’s insurers were not assisting in the search, have asked for the public’s help to raise the money needed to gather a team of Sherpas to find him.

A GoFundMe page set up by the family on Friday night with a target of raising 750,000 euro (£660,000) had passed 215,000 euro in little over 36 hours.

Mr Coveney said the authorities in Ireland would help in any way possible.

“I have spoken to Pamela his wife on a number of occasions over the last 24 hours,” he told RTE on Sunday.

“She is a remarkable woman and she is going through a nightmare that many of us simply can’t imagine.”

He added: “We are willing to offer any support we can, either financial or organisational, she knows that.”

Mr Lawless’s colleagues at Trinity College organised a vigil on Saturday evening.

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Body of Indian climber , in group with missing Irish man, recovered from Mt Everest . Ravi Thakar (28) was found dead inside his tent at Everest Camp 4 last Friday. Search now a recovery operation for missing Trinity College professor on Mount Everest . Irish government offers support to find

Irish dad Kevin Hynes dies while attempting to climb Mount Everest : Search called off for Irish dad Seamus Lawless who fell while descending Mount The search for the missing Irish climber on Mount Everest has now been classified as a recovery operation. Father-of-one Seamus Lawless (39)

The climber was an assistant professor at the university’s School of Computer Science.

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'Love doesn't die because life is extinguished' - priest's comfort to family at memorial of Mount Everest climber Seamus Lawless.
'Love doesn't die because life is extinguished' - priest's comfort to family at memorial of Mount Everest climber Seamus Lawless which took place in The Holy Redeemer Church in Bray this morning. The Trinity lecturer was remembered as a proud Irish man who loved to live life to the full, with gifts being brought to the alter by his daughter Emma and nieces and nephews in his memory to represent his sense of adventure and the many happy memories he had shared with family and friends.

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