Car recovered from River Bann may be linked to missing person not seen in nearly 30 years

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Recovery operation at the River Bann. Pics by Kevin McAuley

By Q Radio News

A recovery operation has taken place after a vehicle was found in the River Bann at the New Ferry Road in Bellaghy.

The Ford Orion, which was discovered by local Community Search and Rescue on Saturday 18th July, is potentially linked to the long term missing person James Patterson who went missing in 1991.

Once the vehicle has been removed from the water, it will be subject to forensic examinations.

There are no further details at this time.

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