Following a post-mortem examination, the Police Service of Northern Ireland can confirm that a body located in a coastline area of Lough Neagh on Sunday 18th February is that of 33-year-old Alan Whiteside.

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

“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.”