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Tragic reservoir death teen Conor McCafferty is laid to rest

The funeral has taken place of Derry teenager Conor McCafferty who died in a tragic accident at Creggan Reservoir last week.

The funeral was held at St. Mary's Church in Creggan in Derry.

Conor was pulled from the Creggan reservoir on Thursday.

The 19-year-old had been swimming with friends when he got into difficulty.

The tragic teen’s uncle, Brian Moore, said his family were struggling to come to terms with their loss.

“Everyone knew Conor and those who did not know him knew of him,” said Mr Moore.

“He always said life was for living and that was how Conor lived his short life. He will be sadly missed by his mother, father and brother Barry and extended family and friends.”

Eamon Deane was one of Conor’s closest friends.

“He was my best friend and we did everything together. We got our hair cut together, went up the town together and went to nightclubs together.

“I feel like somebody has ripped my heart out. A part of me died when he died.”

Conor’s death is the second of its kind to have occurred this summer. In May 17-year-old Rhys Jack drowned in a disused quarry in Strabane after trying to swim ashore from a makeshift raft.





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