Moore family thank FSR

Amy Coll of Foyle Search and Rescue accepts a cheque from the Moore family for over �700. The family raised the money through a charity raffle at the Rocking Chair Bar in order to thank FSR for their assistance in recovering the remains of Eamon Moore from the river in March. (moore family)

Amy Coll of Foyle Search and Rescue accepts a cheque from the Moore family for over �700. The family raised the money through a charity raffle at the Rocking Chair Bar in order to thank FSR for their assistance in recovering the remains of Eamon Moore from the river in March. (moore family)

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A family who were involved in an 18 week search of the River Foyle for their loved one, 21 year old Eamon Moore, have announced a number of fund raising projects in aid of Foyle Search and Rescue.

Earlier this week the Moore family presented £740 to the charity and are set to follow it up with another £300 raised in the last few days.

Eamon Moore disappeared from his home in the supported housing complex Jefferson Court on November 26. It is understood he entered the River Foyle after texting his family to state only ‘Sorry.’

Eamon’s remains were recovered after an exhaustive search of the river in late March. The family and Foyle Search and Rescue volunteers had searched daily for any sign of him.

Eamon’s uncle Sean, said: “We became very close with some of the volunteers, we would have been lost without them. We, as a family are indebted to that organisation for all the help, support and assistance they gave us. You dont realise how much work FSR put into searches.

“The search was ongoing for 18 weeks. They were out there every day, as were we and every day they gave us an update daily. We are really grateful to them and to the police for their support.

“As a family, we want to give them something back. They are tremendous.”

Sean will soon begin to volunteer with the organisation. The family are intent on raising £10, 000 for the charity and will soon sell bracelets with ‘FSR’ on one side and ‘Protecting life’ on the other.

“We’ll sell the for £1 each and all the money will go to FSR to help another family who find themselves in the same position we did.”