Man's body recovered from River Foyle

The body of a man has been recovered from the River Foyle, police has confirmed.

Friday, 23rd March 2018, 3:44 pm
Updated Friday, 23rd March 2018, 3:45 pm

The identity of the person has not yet been officially confirmed.

It is understood a post-mortem to confirm the identity is now due to take place.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Police can confirm that the body of a man has been recovered from the River Foyle in Derry this morning, Friday 23 March.

“A formal identification and post mortem examination will take place in due course. However police are not treating the death as suspicious at this time.”

The spokesperson added that the family of missing Derry man Michael McGinley have been informed about the discovery.

Searches have been taking place along and on the river for the 27-year-old from Gobnascale for eight weeks and five days.

Michael McGinley’s siblings, wider family circle, friends, volunteers and numerous different rescue and recovery services have been involved in the daily searches for him since he went missing on Sunday, January 21.