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South Eastern health trust pays tribute to 'much loved' north Belfast woman Ruth Maguire

Ruth Maguire went missing while visiting Carlingford on a friend's hen party
Digital Staff

The South Eastern heath trust has offered condolences to the family of Ruth Maguire, whose body was recovered from the water in Co Louth yesterday.

The trust said the mother-of-three, who had worked as a specialist community public health nurse assistant, had build "great friendships" and was a "much loved and valued colleague".

Ms Maguire had travelled to Carlingford on Saturday with around 30 friends to celebrate her friend's upcoming wedding but went missing after 11pm that night.

The remains of a woman were recovered from the water between Carlingford and Greenore, Co Louth yesterday afternoon.

The trust said Ms Maguire had joined the school nursing team last year.

"It is with disbelief and much sadness that the School Nursing Service and the Children’s Health Directorate within South Eastern Trust have learned of the sudden death of their esteemed colleague, Ruth Maguire.

"Ruth had worked within the school nursing team in the Down area since 5th February 2018.

"During this time, she established great friendships both locally and across the service and she was a much loved and valued colleague. Her loss will be felt across the service for some considerable time.

"The South Eastern Trust, colleagues and friends wish to extend their deepest sympathy to Ruth’s partner, her children and the wider circle of family and friends."

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