A man who accidentally sent his passport with a returns package to Amazon has said he was lucky to get it back.
Tim Jones, who is originally from Swansea but has lived in Galway for several years, runs a medical technology company that helps to treat late-stage cancer patients.
"We do a lot of work with doctors to validate the design of our devices - we needed to go to Rome to meet a number of our clinicians", he explains.
He was due to travel to Italy to meet doctors and get feedback on a new device that aids therapeutic treatment for breast and lung cancer patients.
Speaking from Galway, the 43-year-old said: "When I realised there was a chance my passport could be in a bag I returned to Amazon, I knew that it was a big deal".
“I had already started the process of trying to get a new passport but I thought I’d call Amazon. Why not? Maybe they’d be able to help".
He says he got through to a customer service agent, Marc Jury, based in Scotland.
"I realised that he was going to do everything he could to help me out - even though it was one in a million, really, to get it back", Tim says.
Marc says the call was particularly personal for him: "When I received a call from Tim and he explained to me about the passport, I wanted to pull out all the stops for him to see what we could so.
"When Tim mentioned he was part of a cancer research organisation, it hit a raw nerve to me - cause I just lost my mother due to cancer".
"So I says to Tim 'leave it with me, I will see what I can do for you and I'll call you back as soon as I get some answers".
Operations manager Jonathan Henry, who is based at an Amazon centre in Wales, was then brought on-board.
"I got contacted by customer services to say that Tim had left his passport in a bag that he'd returned to us, so I decided to investigate it straight away.
"I was able to find Tim's original bag, and to my amazement his passport was still inside it.
"So I contacted customer services... and they gave me Tim's address and we shipped it back to him [on] 24 hour delivery," Jonathan says.
But Tim says the luck did not end there: "The phone rang, took the call - I couldn't believe that it was Marc actually saying that they'd found the passport.
"I can even still feel that feeling, it was unbelievable - the relief".
"One of my colleagues, Michelle, said 'You're going to have to play the lottery now with luck like that'.
"I did the lottery online, and I found out the next day that I'd had a significant win".
"Without the help from Marc and Jonathan, I wouldn't have been able to go to Rome, I wouldn't have been able to go on holiday - and almost certainly I wouldn't have bought a lottery ticket".
Tim won €2,000 on a recent Euromillions draw.
"In anticipation of my next trip, I have put my passport in a very safe place!” he adds.