The family of Gerry McCann have thanked all of those who helped in the search for the missing actor.

Mr McCann's sister, Helen O'Cleary, said the family were grateful to everyone who took part in the search.

The body of the 47-year-old was found on Dollymount Strand in Dublin shortly before midday yesterday.

He was last seen in Stillorgan on 26 September at around 10am.

The actor had appeared in episodes of RTÉ's Fair City and Raw.