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Body of missing Dublin teen recovered from River Foyle

Published 11/05/2013 | 13:38

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Kieran McKeon missing...Undated handout photo issued by PSNI of Kieran McKeon, 18, as the search for the missing man will resume later today in the River Foyle following the discovery of his friend?s body in the water. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday March 15, 2013. Kieran McKeon, 18, and 21-year-old Alexandra O?Brien were last seen alive at a hotel in Londonderry in the early hours of yesterday. It is understood the two friends had travelled to the city from a Dublin hospital. Both have been described as being vulnerable individuals. A body retrieved from the Foyle last night is understood to be that of Ms O?Brien. See PA story ULSTER Bridge. Photo credit should read: PSNI/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder....A
Kieran McKeon
Rescue teams search the River Foyle for the body of Kieran McKeon.

A body recovered from the River Foyle has been identified as missing Dublin teenager Kieran McKeon.

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McKeon disappeared in March along with friend Alexandra O'Brien whose body was recovered from the river on the evening she disappeared.

Described as "vulnerable" Ms O'Brien had travelled to Derry the day after she checked out of hospital in Dublin.

Mr McKeon's body was recovered by a Foyle search and rescue team on Thursday evening.

 

The PSNI confirmed that a post-mortem examination on remains pulled from the river on Thursday night have been identified as that of Mr McKeon.

 

"Kieran's family have thanked the PSNI, Foyle Search and Rescue and Irish Coastguard for all their assistance," a spokeswoman added.

 

"His family have asked for privacy at this difficult time."

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