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Family appeal for help to find Andy

People gather at the Foyle Bridge to begin the search for Andy Quigley yesterday. (DER0214PG170)

People gather at the Foyle Bridge to begin the search for Andy Quigley yesterday. (DER0214PG170)

The family of a missing Derry man have made an appeal for help in the coming days as they continue to search for him in the area along the River Foyle.

Nineteen-year-old Andy Quigley went missing in the early hours of Saturday morning after having celebrated a friend’s 21st birthday.

His family were alerted at 8:00am yesterday when the Galliagh man’s passport and coat were found by passers by on the Foyle Bridge.

Last night, Andy’s uncle, Dee Quigley appealed for help in the oncoming days, as the family began a search near the steps underneath the Foyle Bridge.

“We’re very concerned and worried,” Mr. Quigley said, as over 100 friends and family members gathered near the river.

“We’re putting out a request for Andy’s friends and the wider community to help us as we search for him.

“Andy was last seen at a friend’s party in Galliagh, and we believe he was in an emotionally distressed state.”

Mr. Quigley said his nephew Andrew is a likeable kid with a massive circle of friends.

“He had previously fought problems with drugs and alcohol, and, as we all know, that is a lethal combination.,” he said. “He had also battled depression.”

Mr. Quigley appealed to young people struggling with similar issues, to seek help.

“I would ask people who find themselves in these types of situations to reach out, so that we can avoid tragedies happening,” he said.

 

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