Belfast Telegraph

Foyle Bridge memorial service to remember Jack Glenn

By Donna Deeney

A memorial service will be held at the bottom of the Foyle Bridge on February 2 to mark the first anniversary of Jack Glenn's death.

Rev David Latimer will conduct the service at Camp Jacko, the site where the 52 day search operation was centred, at 11.10am - the time the 23-year-old was seen entering the River Foyle. Over the seven weeks that Jack was missing, hundreds of people travelled from all over Northern Ireland to help look for him along the river bank while search organisations from the Mourne and Boyne Rivers joined Foyle Search and Rescue combing the river.

Jack's family issued an open invitation through social media to everyone who came to their assistance to join them again as they remember him.

Rev Latimer said the service will allow both communities to come together.

"We are going back to where so many people joined the family to support them during that long search of the River Foyle.

"Here was an example of unity within our diversity and people saw themselves just as people without labels who came to a family in need and they responded magnificently to that need."

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