Karl Law: Body of father who went missing on stag weekend found in Prague river

His mother and brother had flown to the Czech Republic to search for him

Lizzie Dearden
Monday 08 December 2014 17:18
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The body of a man who went missing on a stag weekend in Prague has been found three weeks after he disappeared.

Karl Law, 34, was with his brother as part of a 13-strong group celebrating their cousin’s wedding when he vanished from the Czech capital’s Old Town on 15 November.

A body recovered from the Vltava River last month was not his and his family held the same hopes for that found on Sunday.

His cousin, Steve Stock, posted a message saying he did not believe the person was Karl, writing on Facebook: “He’s still out there!”

But Czech authorities later contacted the family to confirm their worst fears. Mr Law leaves behind his fiancée Amanda Collins, 30, and three-year-old son Lenny.

Ms Collins said last week that she was “very positive” that her partner would be found, having told their three-year-old son that he went on an extensive fishing trip.

Mr Law would have turned 35 on Thursday, when his family and friends were in Prague searching for him.

His mother and brother flew out to continue efforts to find Mr Law on the day his body was recovered, hoping to follow up on two potential sightings of him days after the disappearance.

The builder, from Fareham in Hampshire, was last seen at 11.30pm near the Maxim bar in central Prague and police are investigating where he went.

Thousands of pounds were raised through events to support the family's search efforts and almost 15,000 people joined a Facebook page set up to find him.

On Monday it was filled with countless tributes to Mr Law, who was described as a “kind” and “quirky” man who was loved by everyone he knew.

A post-mortem examination was due to be carried out by Czech authorities on Monday.

A spokesperson for the Foreign Office said: “We can confirm the death of a British national who was reported missing in Prague and we are in touch with the local authorities. We are in close contact with the family and are providing consular assistance at this difficult time.”

Additional reporting by PA

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