19/03/2013

Second Man Missing In River Foyle

Search and rescue teams who are looking for a missing teenager in the River Foyle, have said they are now looking for a second man.

It is understood the man went into the river on Monday morning while crews were looking for missing 18-year-old Kieran McKeon.

The body of Mr McKeon's companion, Alexandra O'Brien, was found in the river last Thursday.

Craig Smith, from the Foyle Search and Rescue, said his teams began a fresh search at 7am this morning, adding they wouldn't give up until something was found.

He said: "It's bad when you have one person in the river and you're searching for him, but when it goes to two, it's hard to take in. We still have to search for Kieran and we'll search for this other person no matter what."

Mr McKeon, who is from the Republic of Ireland, was last seen in Londonderry on Thursday morning.

(JP)

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