Body of missing Derry teen Dean Millar found in River Foyle
Police have confirmed a body recovered from the River Foyle is that of missing Derry teenager Dean Millar.
The 18-year-old from Creggan was last seen in the Brandywell area of the city late on Saturday March 11. He is believed to have entered the river close to Craigavon Bridge in the early hours of Sunday, March 12.
The body was recovered by a farmer in Magheramason, outside Newbuildings, on the shore near his land at around 8pm on Tuesday evening.
The farmer contacted the police and the body was brought back to Foyle Search and Rescue headquarters at Prehen.
The family had been out searching along the River Foyle at the time of the discovery, and made their way to the base camp they had set up in the shadow of Craigavon Bridge, where Dean was last seen, when news of the recovery filtered through.
Dean's mother, father, grandmother and grandfather and uncle mounted daily and nightly searches along the river aided by search and rescue teams from all over Northern Ireland, as well as members of the public.
The family of tragic Jack Glenn, the 23-year-old whose body was recovered from the River Foyle at the end of last month, had also been helping in the search for Dean.
Jack had been seen entering the river on February 2, and a huge search operation was mounted for him over the subsequent weeks.
It involved thousands of volunteers from his home city, and many more from across Northern Ireland and from over the border.
His family maintained a vigil at a makeshift shelter named Camp Jacko at the foot of the Foyle Bridge for 53 days while the search continued.
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