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Magilligan_Point_Martello_tower_-_geograph.org.uk_-_396433Martello Tower at Magilligan Point, Co. Derry

The principal of the Model Primary School in Derry has paid tribute to pupils for their maturity after they discovered a dead body during a field trip.

The Primary 7 class of 27 pupils had been combing the beach at Magilligan in small groups, when five of them saw the outline of a body and reported it to their teacher.

A PSNI spokesman confirmed to the Derry Journal: ”Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man whose body was discovered by members of the public at Magilligan Point this morning, Tuesday 20 May.

“A post-mortem examination will be carried out to determine the cause of death.”

Schoolchildren who found dead body praised for ‘maturity’ (Brendan McDaid, Derry Journal)

Photo: Chris Gunns