The family of Michael Bugler has confirmed that the body recovered this week from Galway Bay is that of their #missing young man. (see photo)
The 20-year-old vanished on December 18th after spending a night out at Quay's Bar with his mates.
Surveillance cameras captured images of Bugler very early that morning leaving the pub on foot and walking toward his home near Claddagh, but he never arrived there.
The bay and shoreline where the young man's corpse was finally found Thursday had been searched numerous times in the three weeks following his disappearance.
A formal identification and postmortem is still pending, but the loved ones of Michael Bugler have already publicly acknowledged that the drown victim pulled from the Galway sea at Oranmore is the missing NUIG law student.
“Thankfully, we are so relieved to finally have Michael home today,” they said.