Ireland

Gardai seal off wooded area at Dublin park in search for missing Icelandic man

Jon Jonsson, who was visiting Ireland for a poker tournament, left the Bonnington Hotel on the Swords Road in February 2019.

Gardai have appealed for witnesses (PA)
Gardai Gardai are searching a Dublin park

Gardai have sealed off a wooded area at a public park in Dublin as part of their search for a missing Icelandic man.

Jon Jonsson, who was visiting Ireland for a poker tournament, left the Bonnington Hotel on the Swords Road on February 9, 2019.

The 41-year-old was seen a some time later walking past the entrance to Highfield Hospital.

Police tape near the wooded area at Santry Demesne, Dublin
Jon Jonsson search Police tape near the wooded area at Santry Demesne, Dublin (Brian Lawless/PA)

In recent days, gardai have carried out a search of Santry Demense with the help of the underwater unit and a search dog.

A full examination of the site will be carried out after the dog alerted gardai to a particular area.

The area has been sealed off to allow gardai to carry out a full examination.

In a statement, a spokesman for An Garda Siochana said: “Operational searches remain ongoing, no further information is available at this time.”