Cash flooding in for Everest climber hunt
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