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Sister's tribute as body of Derry man Nathan Logue recovered from Foyle

Much-loved: Nathan Logue
Much-loved: Nathan Logue

By Donna Deeney

The twin sister of a man whose body was recovered from the River Foyle has paid tribute to her "kind and generous" brother.

The body of Nathan Logue (24) was recovered yesterday morning.

Mr Logue was last seen entering the river from the Craigavon Bridge last Monday.

Since then daily searches of the Foyle and its embankment took place led by volunteers from Foyle, Search and Rescue.

Mr Logue, who was from the Waterside area of Derry was described as "kind and generous" by his twin sister Katie.

She also told of her family's deep appreciation to the volunteers from Foyle, Search and Rescue.

Ms Logue described the six days since her bother was seen entering the river as "very difficult" but added that her family is grateful they can now lay Nathan to rest.

She said: "Nathan was a much-loved brother to all of us and he will be sorely missed.

"We are just so thankful to have him back home so we can lay him to rest.

"We were the oldest in the family but he was older than me by 10 minutes - something he never let me forget.

"He was everything anyone could have wished for in a brother, he was our other brother Adrian's best friend.

"He was so funny and also so kind, helpful and generous - he would have given anyone his last penny.

"He had a number of jobs but his favourite was working as a bar tender making cocktails. That suited his personality so well because he was so sociable and loved people and being in the company of people.

"We have a had tough times these past days but from the bottom of our hearts our whole family is so thankful for Foyle, Search and Rescue who have been with us every step of the way.

"The way the people of the Waterside and the whole of Derry - including people who were strangers to us, came out every day and helped us search for Nathan was incredible. Even the local businesses were unbelievably good to us too, supplying us with food and printing out leaflets for distribution.

"We will never be able to thank everyone enough who stood with us during these past difficult days.

"I want them to know their support and kindness really helped us while Nathan was missing and we will never forget what so many people did for us as a family."

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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