A BRITISH dad was reportedly killed in a road accident while on a stag do in Budapest after getting separated from his pals.
Sam Clancy had flown out to Hungary with 21 others on Friday but sparked a major police hunt when he disappeared later that night.
Sam Clancy died after being separated from pals on a stag do in Budapest
Hungarian media have reported that the 24-year-old, from Rochdale, Greater Manchester, was hit by a car and “almost instantly killed”.
The dad-of-one is believed to have been crossing Váci Road, in the Újpest district on the left bank of the Danube River when he was struck just after 10.30pm, according to 24.hu.
The Foreign Office confirmed he had died but gave no further details about the circumstances.
A spokesman said: “We are supporting the family of a British man who has died in Budapest.
“We are in contact with the Hungarian police and hospital services.”
Witnesses had claimed the factory worker was last seen getting into a taxi near a bar in the centre of the city, shortly before 9.20pm on Friday.
The remaining members of the group began looking for him and alerted his family when they still hadn’t heard from him on Saturday night.
His dad Carl and fiancée Rebecca both flew out to Budapest to join the frantic search.
They scoured local hospitals and police stations but found no sign of factory worker Sam, who has a two year-old daughter.
The former St Cuthbert’s High School pupil did not have his passport on him, just his mobile phone, which went straight to voicemail, and his wallet.
Sam was separated from the 22-strong group just hours after arriving in the Hungarian capital
Sam’s brother Matthew yesterday urged anyone in Budapest with information to contact him.
He said: “This is completely out of character.
“He would never leave it this long to get in touch unless something was wrong.
“So we’re all worried sick, my mum is losing her mind.”
Devastated pals have now taken to social media to pay tribute to Sam.
Astra Jade Littlehales wrote: “Sam Clancy you were and always will be loved by so many.
“A beautiful soul snatched from a promising future.
“My heart is well and truly breaking for your loved ones.
“Fly high & know you won’t be forgotten.”
Joey Mcloughlin wrote: “Words can’t describe the sad news I’ve heard this morning.
“My thoughts go out to Sam’s family.
“A life taken at a such a young age. R.I.P Sam, you’ll be missed.”
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