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Sadness as body of Portadown dad-of-three recovered from Mourne Mountains

Gareth Prideaux

The body of a man recovered from the Mourne Mountains on Tuesday was that of Portadown dad-of-three Gareth Prideaux.

Mr Prideaux had been reported missing, prompting a large-scale search, which sadly ended in tragedy on Tuesday night.

The Mourne Mountain Rescue Team, following a request for assistance from the police, sent 12 members into the mountain, near Annalong, around 7pm. The operation was stood down just after 11pm.

The 41-year-old, from Glendinning Way in Portadown, was the devoted husband of Julie-Anne and a treasured father of Ashton, Tom and Jamie-Lee.

The home house strictly private. Family and friends will be made most welcome at Milne’s Funeral Home on Saturday 4pm – 6pm.

Funeral service on Wednesday at 12.30pm in Thomas Street Methodist Church, followed by a private cremation.

Family flowers only please, donations for the benefit the Royal British Legion and the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team via or cheques made payable to Milne Funeral Services donations account c/o59 Seagoe Road, Portadown, BT63 5HS.

Very deeply regretted and sadly missed by the entire family circle.

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