Post mortem taking place on Lifford body as further searches get underway

A post mortem will be carried out today on the skeletal remains which were recovered from the River Foyle yesterday morning.

The remains were found at 9 o'clock yesterday morning by workers removing sand from the river

A post mortem will be carried out in Letterkenny General Hospital by state pathologist Marie Cassidy at 1 o clock this afternoon.

Gardai and the family of David Colhoun expect the post mortem and DNA analysis to confirm that the remains are that of the missing 22-year-old.

David Colhoun has been missing since May.

Meanwhile the Garda Water Unit began searching the river at the Red Bridge at first light this morning.