Body of NI man discovered after search - family thank voluntary based search and rescue charity who recovered his body - GoFundme campaign raises thousands

The body of a NI man has been recovered from the River Foyle after a long search by a voluntary based search and rescue charity.

On social media on November 12 a family member posted: “Our wee son Conchúr (Doherty) took his own life in the early hours of Wednesday morning jumping from the Peace Bridge.

“We are appealing for anyone out walking along the river front to keep an eye out for him so we can get him back home.

“All help is greatly appreciated.”

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Earlier it emerged that the young man’s body has been found.

Another family member posted: “Foyle search and rescue found Conchúr’s body earlier today.

“We’ll be forever grateful to them for all they did for us.

“Thank you to everyone who volunteered and messaged our family”.

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Anyone who needs help and support should contact Lifeline on 0808 808 8000.

Days before Conchur’s body was retrieved from the River Foyle a fundraiser was set up to help in the search.

To date it has raised £4,160 of a £4,000 target.

It says: “Conchúr was a founder of Gaelscoil na Daroige and his siblings have followed threw his footsteps in Irish Medium education,along with all our kids from Naiscoil age, we feel we need to support the Doherty Family at this time, because of the hope and vision of the Doherty Family our children have receive the best possible Irish Medium Education.

“We now feel it is our turn to raise funds that can help them threw this awful time.

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“Godbless from all the parents at this time, we stand with you the Doherty Family.”


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