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Andrew Quigley will be laid to rest on Friday

Andy Quigley.

Andy Quigley.

The funeral of Derry man Andrew Quigley will take place on Friday morning.

A body recovered from the River Foyle on Monday has been identified as that of the missing Derry teen.

His funeral will take place on Friday at St. Joseph’s Church, Galliagh for Requiem Mass at 11 a.m.

Interment immediately afterwards in the City Cemetery.

For the last month, relatives and friends of the 19 year-old have been searching the river banks daily after he went missing in the early hours of January 18.

The Galliagh teenager’s passport and coat were found by passers by on the Foyle Bridge.

A post mortem was carried out earlier this week.

Craig Smyth of Foyle Search and Rescue said he hoped the family would now get closure.

SDLP MLA Pat Ramsey said his thoughts and prayers are with Andrew’s family.

“This is absolutely heartbreaking news and my thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Andrew’s mother Colette, and the entire family. I can’t even begin to imagine the great sadness Colette and her family, and Andrew’s friends must be suffering.

“These past few weeks have been harrowing for Colette and the family who have suffered deep despair and heartache.”

Mr Ramsey pledged to work collectively with others to bring forward plans in a bid to reduce self-harm and to prevent further loss of life in the city.

 
 
 

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