Police recover woman's body from River Foyle

Police recover woman’s body from River Foyle

THE body of a woman has been recovered from the River Foyle in Derry/Londonderry.

It was discovered on Thursday afternoon following a search by the Foyle Search and Rescue team, assisted by the Sligo Coastguard and PSNI helicopter.

The police said enquiries were ongoing to establish the identity of the body.

On Thursday, the PSNI issued for an appeal for help in tracing a woman from the Republic of Ireland.

Alexandra O’Brien was last seen at a Dublin hospital on Wednesday.

Police suspect that the 21-year-old Republic of Ireland resident could have have travelled north to Derry/Londonderry.

Alexandra is described as being around 5ft 6″ tall and has shoulder length light brown hair.

She was last seen wearing a blue and white striped t-shirt and grey tracksuit bottoms.

Craig Smith from Foyle Search and Rescue said they were waiting to get confirmation from police that a second person may also be missing.

The rescue team were contact by police at 09:00 GMT on Thursday following reports that a person had gone off the Foyle Bridge.

“We searched until about 10:30 GMT on Thursday and resumed a search at 14:00 GMT, which unfortunately led to a body being recovered around 5pm last night,” Mr Smith said.

“We were assisted by the PSNI helicopter and the Sligo Coastguard who located the body for the teams to go in to recover.”


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