The breakup reaction 9Be(4He ,3α)n was measured using an array of four double-sided silicon strip detectors at beam energies of 22 and 26 MeV. Excited states in 9Be up to 8 MeV were populated and reconstructed through measurements of the charged reaction products. Evidence is given for a state in 9Be at 3.82+0.08 -0.09 MeV with = 1240+270 -90 keV. This is consistent with two recent measurements of a state with similar properties in the mirror nucleus 9B. An analysis of the reduced widths (8Beg.s. channel) of this state along with the proposed mirror state has led to a firm limit of J 7/2 and a tentative assignment of J π = 1/2− or 3/2−.