There were heartbreaking scenes at the funeral of one of the two victims of this week's drowning tragedy off Malin Head.

Gerry Doherty "Malin" died after the boat he was in capsized on Tuesday afternoon.

His body was recovered from the shoreline below Banba's Crown at Malin Head almost four hours after the boat overturned.

Teenager, Thomas Weir, from Scotland but who had been living in Derry, also died.

The 16-year-old was taken from the water by the Irish Coastguard 118 Rescue helicopter and flown to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry he later died.

Members of his family were among the mourners at today's funeral service.

Also in attendance was the sole survivor.

Dessie Keenan, originally from Monaghan but living in the Shantallow area of Derry and with whom Thomas Weir was staying, was rescued by a local fishing boat after he was found clinging to a buoy.

Speaking during Requiem Mass in St Mary's Church Lagg, Fr Charlie Logue, curate for Malin Head, paid tribute to all those involved in the rescue operation.

Mr Doherty was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

Mr Doherty's father, Paddy, died in the same spot when he fell from rocks while fishing for crabs almost 40 years ago. His body was discovered a number of weeks later along the Scottish coast.

Photo shows Mr Doherty's funeral cortege arriving at St Mary's Church, Lagg, for Requiem Mass.

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