Cash flood­ing in for Ever­est climber hunt

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - BY KAREN ROCK­ETT

MORE than £88,000 poured into a Go­FundMe page in just 15 hours to find a man who fell as he de­scended Mt Ever­est.

Prof Sea­mus Law­less, 39, had just achieved his goal of climb­ing the 29,030ft moun­tain in Nepal, the world’s high­est peak.

His fam­ily say in­sur­ers won’t stump up so they want the public to help pay for Sher­pas to find him. He fell on Thurs­day and they aim to raise £660,000.

They said in a state­ment: “Time is of the essence in the search and the costs of run­ning this are sub­stan­tial.”

Shay, of Bray, Co Wick­low, had been rais­ing funds for a kids’ char­ity.

He is an as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor at the School of Com­puter Sci­ence at Trin­ity Col­lege Dublin.

MISS­ING Sea­mus Law­less

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