The body of an Irishman who disappeared in Tenerife two years ago is brought home
The body of an Irishman who disappeared in Tenerife two years ago has been brought home to be buried.
Peter Wilson, from Rochfortbridge to Co Westmeath, went missing while on vacation on the Spanish island in March 2019.
In February, his family confirmed his remains had been found – and his coffin was brought home over the weekend.
His mother, Jackie, said yesterday: “After two long, painful and heartbreaking years, the last three months being the hardest to wait to bring Peter home.
“Until then, we always kept that little glimmer of hope that he would one day walk through the door with his cheeky smile. But that hope was dashed on January 11 when we learned that Peter’s remains had been found. It was devastating news, but it’s closing now for all of us.
Jackie thanked everyone who supported the family and allowed them to travel to Tenerife in search of Peter.
The 33-year-old checked in at the Malibu Park Hotel in Santa Cruz and traveled to Playa de las Americas on March 23 to watch the Ireland-Gibraltar game.
The father of two returned to his hotel and took another taxi back to Playa de las Americaas and was last seen near where the driver dropped him off.
Jackie said: “Help from the amazing Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust and all of you [sic] allowed us to bring Peter home and give him the Christian burial we want for him.