UPDATE: Zachary Sheridan, who was listed as missing in Nepal, is safe and well.
The brother of former Packed to the Rafters star Hugh Sheridan contacted his family and posted on Facebook that he had arrived safely in Lobuche, Fairfax reports.
The Nepal earthquake’s death toll now sits at more than 4000 people.
“I am safe. I’m really sorry for everyone affected, especially my guide’s family,” he wrote.
“We’ve had no news but that it was 7.9. Communication has been down otherwise I would have obviously let you know earlier. Thanks Gran for looking over me.”
Previously, Mamamia reported:
Hugh Sheridan is taking matters into his own hands to find his missing brother in Nepal.
Packed to the Rafters star, Hugh Sheridan, is traveling to Nepal to help find his brother Zachary, who was reported missing after the nation was struck by a 7.9 magnitude earthquake.
Sheridan, 29, took to Instagram to share the news with his fans and other Australians waiting to hear from loved ones.
“I will be with a small crew helping with a chopper, a dr [sic] and we will have a satellite phone available for any Australian there who needs to reach home and tell their loved ones they’re ok,” he wrote.
“Stay positive everyone, I feel optimistic that he is alive and stuck.”
Thank you everyone for your messages and your kind words. I’m on my way to Nepal now and will head toward base camp to try and find Zachary. I will be with a small crew helping with a chopper, a dr and we will have a satellite phone available for any Australian there who needs to reach home and tell their loved ones they’re ok, I know so many of us are still waiting to hear but communication is down. Stay positive everyone, I feel optimistic that he is alive and stuck. I know that the news have been eager to talk to my mum but it would be respectful to leave her alone at this time. My heart goes out to every family who is still waiting to hear, I can’t imagine how they feel at Mt Everest. I’m looking forward to seeing my little brother and getting him out safely. This was the last picture he sent me, he sure captured her beauty. #family #nepal #australia #speaklove