Man found dead in Strabane river was from Lurgan

Emergency services at the scene on Strabane Golf Course after the mans body was recovered
Emergency services at the scene on Strabane Golf Course after the mans body was recovered

A man who died while fishing in Co Tryone yesterday was from Lurgan.

Noel McStay, who is in his 60s, lived between Lurgan and Aghagallon.

He was fishing for salmon in the River Mourne near the 9th and 10th holes at Strabane Golf Course, which is a popular angling spot.

Flood response teams from Derry recovered the body at 6:30pm yesterday evening.

His body was discovered by another angler shortly before 6pm.

A nurse who happened to be playing golf at the time was one of the first on the scene however the man had already passed away.

Local Cllr Joe Nelson says the local area have been left devastated: