Girlfriend finds young man dead at Ballymoney campsite

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Tributes have been paid to a man who died while camping with his girlfriend at Agivey in Ballymoney over the weekend.

It is understood the young man was in his 20s and was from the Coleraine area.

A police spokesperson said: “There was a sudden death in that area on Sunday and it is not being treated as suspicious.

“A post mortem is being carried out.”

North Antrim MLA Mervyn Storey said: “I understand when the girl wakened in the morning, he was dead. My thoughts are with the young man who is deceased but also with the young girl who has had to deal with the traum of this over the past few days.”

Cllr Darryl Wilson said: “I was shocked and saddened to learn that a young man had passed away while camping with friends near the Agivey Bridge in Ballymoney.

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of this young man at this very difficult time.”