Northern Ireland

Young man who died in Co Armagh lake tragedy named locally

The father-of-one lost his life after getting into difficulty at a lake in Craigavon on Saturday

Jamie Murray from Lurgan
Jamie Murray from Lurgan

The young man who died in a lake tragedy in Co Armagh has been named locally.

Jamie Murray, a father-of-one from Lurgan, lost his life after getting into difficulty at a lake in Craigavon on Saturday.

A death notice described him as the “dearly beloved son” and a “loving daddy”.

He was also remembered as a “loving partner” and “much loved brother”.

The death has occurred of Jamie Murray Murray (Lurgan). June 8th 2024 suddenly Jamie dearly beloved son of Deirdre and...

Posted by Death Notices Craigavon - Lurgan on Monday 10 June 2024

Police said the young man, who was aged in his twenties, entered the water in the Lake Road area shortly after 6pm and “sadly encountered difficulties”.

In a statement on Sunday, police said “enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death are ongoing and a post-mortem will take place in due course, however, at present the death is not believed to be suspicious”.

Sinn Féin councillor Catherine Nelson said the “community is shocked and saddened to learn that a man tragically lost his life in Craigavon on Saturday”.

“My first thoughts and condolences are with this man’s family and friends at this very sad and difficult time.

“I would also like to pay tribute to the emergency services for all their efforts.”

Requiem Mass is due to take place at St Paul’s Church on Wednesday at 10am followed by burial in St Colman’s Cemetery.

His death comes just a week after a young Co Tyrone man also died after entering a lake.

Fiachra Ó Faoláin (21), who was from the Brantry area, died after getting into difficulties in Carrick Lough near Aughnacloy on June 1.