Family relieved after man’s body found

Gary Campbell's sister and brother, Sinead and Gavin.
Gary Campbell's sister and brother, Sinead and Gavin.

The family of missing Derry man, Gary Campbell, have said they are relieved after the 31 year-old’s body was recovered on Sunday.

Gardaí say a body was discovered by a dog walker on Sunday afternoon, near a river just outside Carrigans in County Donegal.

The late Gary Campbell.

The late Gary Campbell.

Gary was last seen on March 20 and it is believed he went into the River Foyle.

Gary’s sister Sinead and brother, Gavin, helped to co-ordinate the searches along the River Foyle and the surrounding areas for the last three weeks.

A few days into the search for Gary, his sister Sinead told the Journal that her brother went into the water from the Craigavon Bridge within four hours of being brought home from the same spot.

Creggan man, Gary, was described by his sister as a “happy-go-lucky fellow” who enjoyed “socialising”.

“It’s a huge relief for the family that we can now bring Gary home,” said Sinead.

Reacting to the news that Gary’s body had been found on Sunday, Foyle Search and Rescue sent their sympathies to the family

“On behalf of all Foyle Search and Rescue volunteers, we extend our sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Gary Campbell.

“Gary can now be returned to his loved ones and laid to rest in peace.”

Some of Gary’s friends also expressed their loss on Facebook.

“Had some cracker weekends with u [sic] buddy yur [sic] were always a good laugh and buzz to be around. Good times. Gonna [sic] miss u [sic] buddy. RIP,” said one friend.

“Still can’t believe he’s actually gone just glad he’s found now for his family and I hope your at peace now buddy,” added another.