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Police confirm identity of man’s body found on Lough Neagh coastline

Alan Whiteside

The body of a man found on the coastline of Lough Neagh on Sunday has been identified.

Following a post-mortem examination, the PSNI confirmed it was the body of 33-year-old Alan Whiteside who had been missing for more than two months.

Detective Inspector Lenaghan said: “Alan was reported as missing to police in Antrim from Sunday, December 17.

“Our thoughts are with Alan’s family at this sad time and Alan’s mother Pamela and his family, along with myself would like to thank our partner agencies, Community Rescue Service, Lough Neagh Rescue, SARDA IN, Skywatch and HMCG who have all worked tirelessly to help find Alan.

“We would also like to thank the public for all their huge assistance throughout this difficult time with searches and enquiries.”

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