John McNamee’s stays have been present in Jacksonville, Florida throughout a non-public search on Saturday, July 9, his household has confirmed.
“Throughout this search, the stays of our beloved John have been positioned,” McNamee’s household confirmed in an announcement on Wednesday, July 13.
The household mentioned Withlacoochee Regional Search and Rescue Crew (Ocala, Marion County) together with Chief Samuel J. Matychak, took Unbiased HRD (Human Stays Detection) Canine Handlers Stephanie and David Hollingsworth (Dwell Oak), First Response Search Crew HRD Canine Handlers Tjasa Landes and Juli Wilkison (Tallahassee), Florida Search & Rescue (volunteers round in Florida), and volunteers of Set Free Church Jacksonville to help within the personal search of the world the place McNamee’s decide up truck was discovered on Might 26.
“We’re actually grateful to those that all helped to find John and for enabling us to convey him dwelling,” the assertion mentioned.
“Thanks to Jacksonville Sheriff’s Workplace for all their assist and help throughout these troublesome weeks.
“Thanks to everybody who assisted us by sharing data, posting flyers, or who helped in any manner. We are going to by no means have sufficient phrases to explain how grateful we’re.
“As a household, we’re actually devastated on the passing of our beloved John and we ask for privateness and area presently to permit us to grieve.”
In an extra assertion to Belfast Dwell on Wednesday, McNamee’s household mentioned: “John was a hard-working man for his two children and his household they’ll miss him a lot. It is a main loss to our household that was very near him.
“Our hearts exit to all of the households which are trying to find lacking folks, and plenty of of people who joined the seek for John have been folks like that.
“The personal search teams that helped us have been volunteers that got here from a number of areas and we’re simply so grateful to have had their help presently.
“Thanks to our native MP Michelle Gildernew and MLA Linda Dillon for his or her help, in addition to the Irish embassy.”
In June, a number of members of McNamee’s household flew to Florida from Eire to help within the search. “That is completely out of character for John,” his household mentioned on the time, “he’s all the time involved with household no less than 3 or 4 occasions every week.”
Police say the reason for McNamee’s dying is undetermined presently, First Coast Information reported on Wednesday.