A panicked mum reported her daughter missing without realising he was fast asleep in her bed upstairs.

Shannon Watson, 21, woke up on New Year's Day to find a police van at her door investigating her supposed disappearance after her mum thought she never came home.

Explaining the situation on Twitter, Shannon said she was just tucked up in bed at a "reasonable time" following some heavy celebrations, completely oblivious to her mum's panic.

Sharing a screenshot of the pair's conversation, mum Tracey even revealed she asked for advice on how to pray.

The 21-year-old from Clydebank in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, wrote: "Still can't believe that on New Year's Eve because I was home in bed for a reasonable time, I woke up to being reported missing, a missing persons post all over Facebook and the police at my door.

Shannon Watson
Shannon shared the misunderstanding online

"Does my family get the most overdramatic people award yet ?"

She also shared a text exchange with her mum after Tracey's alarm had subsided.

Tracey writes: "What a whole ruckus and heartache. Thinking you were dead was it for me, I prayed.

"Even asked Jaz how do I pray. He couldn't even speak either, was breaking his heart."

Tracey followed this, texting: "Honestly when they phoned me asking questions about you I just threw my phone and knew you were dead, couldn't breathe or even stand my legs just buckled."

Text conversation
Shannon's mum had a real scare she had gone missing

To which Shannon hilariously replies: "Mum, I'm not dead."

Since tweeting, Shannon's post has been liked more than 1,000 times and has left Twitter users in fits of laughter.

One comment reads: "I'm howling. Least you're safe, you grounded now?"

"Hahahaha she asked how to pray man howling, that's a sin," another posted.

A third wrote: "Naw this is the best thing I've seen, 'Knew you were dead'."

Shannon has since elaborated on what happened when she woke up, tweeting: "I woke up still steaming.

"Didn't have a clue what was going on and wrote in the family group chat saying I'm alive but I'm dead they were not amused."