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Irish climber Seamus Lawless missing after Everest ascent

Irish climber Seamus Lawless missing after Everest ascent

Seamus Lawless is an assistant professor at the School of Computer Science at Trinity College, Dublin
A County Wicklow man on a climbing expedition to Mount Everest has been reported missing.Seamus Lawless, 39, from Bray, was part of a team of climbers who reached the peak on Thursday. Mr Lawless is an assistant professor at the School of Computer Science at Trinity College, Dublin.It has been reported that he went missing at an altitude of 8,300 metres, in an area known as "the balcony", near the mountain's summit.
'Distressing time'
Staff at Trinity College issued a statement expressing concern for their colleague.
"Seamus and his family are in our thoughts during this extremely distressing time," said a statement from the university."This morning his family, friends and colleagues shared his joy on reaching the peak of Mount Everest."We hope that Seamus is found safely as soon as possible and until then we will be offering any support we can to his family."The university had earlier tweeted congratulations to Mr Lawless after he reached the peak of Everest on Thursday.
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Irish climber Seamus Lawless missing after Everest ascent

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