Body re­cov­ered from Avoca river

Bray People - - NEWS -

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

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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