THE mother of a young man who went missing in Donegal has spoken of her heartbreak on his first anniversary.
Monday marked one year since Cian Langelann disappeared. Cian, who had been living in Falcarragh, was dropped off near Dunfanaghy by a taxi driver on September 27 of last year.
Despite extensive land and sea searches for the 27-year-old, Cian has not been found.
His devastated mum, Anthea, has vowed not to give up hope that she will find her beloved son.
“I still live in hope that my dearest son will be found. I would give anything to be able to give him a hug. If he is found, I will respect his privacy and accept his wishes as I always have. I just want to know that he is safe and well.”
Anthea lives on the Isle of Wight, but regularly travels to Donegal.
Hopes had been dashed recently when a reported sighted of Cian in Athlone proved not to be the missing young man.
Although left devastated by the false hope, Anthea has said she will not give up her search.
“Whilst potential sightings can be a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for me, I would rather me disappointed about a false sighting that have nobody out there looking.”
A Facebook page set up by Cian’s friends, ‘Find Cian’ continues to have many people accessing it.
Anthea praised gardaí for their investigation into her son’s disappearance, but added the continued search for her cherished son relies more on reported sightings from the public.
“We are so reliant on members of the public keeping their eyes peeled so that reminding people that he is still missing is essential.”
Cian is described as 5’ 8” in height, of medium build, and has sandy coloured hair which made now be long.
Anyone with any information on his disappearance is asked to contact Milford Garda Station on (074) 91 53060 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.
Posted: 7:23 pm September 28, 2021