BYDGOSZCZ: A body found floating in a Polish canal has been identified by a family member as that of an Irish football fan who came to the country for the European Championship, an official said.

Deputy chief prosecutor Wlodzimierz Marszalkowski told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the family member confirmed the identity of the body as James Nolan, who went missing early on Sunday in the northern city of Bydgoszcz.

He would not identify the family member, but said it was a close relation.

Documents in Nolan’s name were found on the corpse. Marszalkowski said an autopsy was to be held later on Thursday to establish cause of death. James Nolan, 21, of Blessington, County Wicklow, disappeared early on Sunday in the northern city of Bydgoszcz, sparking a huge search effort in the city.

Police divers found a body on Wednesday and authorities were awaiting the arrival of Nolan’s father, Jimmy, and other family members later to make a formal identification.

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