TRAGIC DEATH OF 23-YEAR-OLD NEWBLISS MAN; BODY RECOVERED AFTER MONAGHAN TOWN SEARCH OPERATION

29 October 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The search for a 23-year-old Newbliss man who went missing in Monaghan Town at the weekend ended tragically on Sunday afternoon with the recovery of his body from the water at Old Cross Square. Samuel Doyle, Corranewey, Newbliss was last seen on Dublin Street in the town just before midnight on Saturday October 23. Gardaí and Samuel’s family had been concerned for his wellbeing and an appeal for the public’s assistance in locating him was issued on Sunday morning. However, Gardaí confirmed on Sunday evening that their search had been stood down after a man’s body was found.

A Monaghan Garda spokesperson said: “Following the recovery of a body from the water at Old Cross Square, Monaghan this afternoon Sunday October 24, 2021 the search for missing person Samuel Doyle, 23 years has been stood down. “An Garda Síochána would like to thank the media and public for their assistance in this matter.” Samuel, popularly known as Sam, is survived by his parents Therese and Billy, sister Isabel and brother Liam, wider family and a large circle of friends. His Funeral Mass was held at St Mary’s Chapel, Aghabog this (Thursday) morning. Sam was described in tributes as “smart, sweet, funny and gentle”. Clogher Historical Society said: “Samuel had worked in our office during his school transition year he was a lovely young man interested in history and eager to learn of our local historical past. We are so sad to hear of his passing.”

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