Sunday 19 February 2017

Body recovered from Avoca river

Published 16/01/2013 | 09:02

BRAY NATIVE Christopher McDonald was found dead in the Avoca River last Thursday night.

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Formerly of St. Peter's Road in Bray, Mr. McDonald had been living in Arklow for some time.

Gardaí were called to the South Quay around 10p.m. on Thursday following reports of a man's body in the river.

Local Gardaí waded in and brought Mr. McDonald's body ashore where he was pronounced dead.

He had not been in the water very long and Gardaí are satisfied that there is no foul play suspected with his death.

For a short time after the news broke of a the recovery of a body many people believed it might have been that of John Roche from Arklow who has been missing since December 20 however Gardaí made contact with the Roche family to relay the news.

Funeral mass for Mr. McDonald took place on Monday at St. Peter's Church and was followed by cremation at Mount Jerome Crematorium.

He is survived by his mother Catherine, son CJ, brothers and sisters Mary, Tony Ann, Roseleen, Angie, Bryan, Sarah, Stephen, Jeannette, Dale and Warren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Christopher's family have asked that donations be made to Focus Ireland in lieu of Mass cards or flowers.

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