Jamie Murray: Tributes to young 'loving daddy' who died tragically at Craigavon Lakes

Jamie Murray who died tragically at Craigavon Lakes at the weekend.
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The young dad who died after he entered the water in Co Armagh has been named locally. He was Jamie Murray from Lurgan.

The 22-year-old sadly died after emergency services responded to a concern for safety at Craigavon Lake on Saturday evening. He entered the water in the Lake Road area shortly after 6pm and encountered difficulties.

A multi-agency search operation was immediately launched involving police, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, and Community Search and Rescue volunteers.

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Tributes have been paid to the popular young man and talented amateur boxer, who had a young daughter. In a post on social media, his heartbroken partner shared a photo of the couple along with the words: "Love of my life".

One friend said: "Rest easy Jamie I’ll never forget the memories growing up, and you always having my back. Most caring fella I’ve met, always respecting your friends."

Another added: "Rest easy buddy. I love you so much. I'll never forget you. Fly high." "A real character, RIP, thinking of your family and friends," said a third.

Jamie is survived by his parents, Deirdre and Jason Murray, daughter Sophia, partner Teri, siblings Patrice, Dylan, Charlie and Niall and wider family circle. In a death notice, his grieving family released his funeral arrangements.

His funeral will take place on Wednesday, arriving at St Paul's Church in Lurgan for 10am Requiem Mass, followed by interment afterwards in St Colman's Cemetery.

The PSNI said inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the young man’s death are ongoing, and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course, however, they said at present the death is not believed to be suspicious.

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased,” the spokesman added.

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