The family of a Rochfortbridge man who they have not heard from in more than a week are anxious to find out where he is.
Peter Wilson left Dublin Airport to fly to Tenerife on Friday March 22.
He was going for a week’s holiday with a friend.
There has been no contact with Peter and he hasn’t been seen since Saturday March 23.
As we understand it, Peter’s friend returned home on that Saturday.
The family started to get worried at that point, and put in a report to gardaí.
A family friend who has been helping with translation contacted police in Tenerife.
She told the Westmeath Examiner that the police contacted the hotel where Peter was staying.
The hotel staff were asked to check and reported that his belongings were in his room but had not been touched.
The staff were unable to take action before the date Peter was due to check out.
By Friday last, when Peter was due to check out of the hotel and take his flight home, the police raised the status of the investigation, because he had done neither of those.
Peter is known to have been in the Costa Adeje and Playa de las Americas areas.
He had been staying in the Malibu Park Hotel.
Peter, who is a father of two and works at Patterson Pumps in Mullingar, is 5 feet 8 inches in height.
He has hazel/green eyes and dark brown hair.
He has tattoos on his arm of a clock and roses.
Family members are in Tenerife and are in contact with the police there.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is aware of the case and is providing consular assistance.
Anyone that can help in any way is asked to contact police in Tenerife or in Ireland, if you have any memory of seeing Peter from March 22.
Any sighting is important, and your help could be vital.
Peter’s mother, Jacky Wilson, has posted a statement on Facebook: “Peter, Debs and I would like to say a huge thank you to all our neighbours in Derrygreenagh Park who lit a candle last night for the safe return of Peter and we truly appreciate your kindness and concern to us at this very very difficult time.
“It is the likes of our good neighbours, friends and families that are keeping us hopeful and strong.
“We will be forever grateful to you all. Xxx”