Family of dead Galway man due in China

Police in Jiaxing want to inform relatives before releasing details of Robert McHale’s death

Consular assistance is being provided to the family of an Irish man who has died in Jiaxing in eastern China. Image: Google Maps.  Chinese police have confirmed the death of Galway man Robert McHale and said the 23-year-old English teacher’s family was due in Jiaxing. Image: Google Maps.

Consular assistance is being provided to the family of an Irish man who has died in Jiaxing in eastern China. Image: Google Maps. Chinese police have confirmed the death of Galway man Robert McHale and said the 23-year-old English teacher’s family was due in Jiaxing. Image: Google Maps.

Sun, Mar 30, 2014, 11:07

Chinese police have confirmed the death of Galway man Robert McHale and said the 23-year-old English teacher’s family was due in Jiaxing.

Police told The Irish Times that no details of the circumstances of Mr McHale’s death would be released until the family had been informed of the situation.

A Chinese friend of the dead man said Mr McHale had been missing since Monday but she declined to give any more information until the family’s arrival.

Jiaxing is near China’s financial capital of Shanghai in the east of the country.

The General Consulate in Shangahi is providing consular assistance to the family.

According to web postings by his family seeking assistance, the man went missing on Monday, but all his belongings were intact in his apartment.