Search resumes for missing Irish tourist in Rome

Searches will resume in Rome this morning for a missing Irish tourist.

Searches will resume in Rome this morning for a missing Irish tourist.

It is thought the 27-year-old man from Waterford fell into the River Tiber and was swept away in high waters.

Italian police say Vincent Thomas Wall from Ballinamult in the Nire Valley, in Waterford was watching the high waters of the River Tiber on Friday night when he fell over a bridge.

Attempts were made to rescue him, but it is thought his body was swept away.

A friend who was with him at the time was treated for shock.

A state of emergency has been declared in the Italian capital as a result of heavy rains, with the Tiber reaching its highest level in 40 years.

Four lives have already been claimed as a result of the weather conditions.

Police divers are expected to resume searches for Mr Wall over the next few hours.

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