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Man’s body recovered from River Blackwater

River Blackwater

A man’s body has been recovered from the River Blackwater overnight.

Emergency services were tasked to the scene of a sudden death along the Tamnamore Road late on Monday evening.

A police spokesperson said: “Officers attended the scene of the sudden death of a man in the Tamnamore Road area of Dungannon on Monday, January 9.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.”

A spokesperson for Lough Neagh Rescue said: “Last night our crews from Antrim, Ardboe and Kinnego were tasked to an incident on the River Blackwater.

Along with Lough Neagh Coastguard Rescue Team and Police Service of Northern Ireland, our crews quickly conducted a search of the river where we quickly located and recovered the body of a male.

“We would like to thank our crews who, with great dignity and professionalism, were able to return this soul to his loved-ones and help bring closure for the grieving family.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the gentleman’s family at this difficult time.”

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