Funerals today of men who died after boat capsized in Donegal

The funeral of one of the two people who died when their boat capsized off Co Donegal takes place today.

Gerry “Malin Doherty’, who was in his late 60s, died after spending over four hours in the water off Malin Head on Tuesday.

Sixteen-year-old Thomas Weir also died in the tragedy after the group’s fishing trip resulted in a massive sea search

Gerry Doherty, who is survived by his wife Marian, two daughters, grandchildren and sisters and brothers, will be buried after funeral mass at St Mary’s Church, Lagg, Malin today.

Among those at the funeral will be Gerry’s relative, Dessie Keenan, who survived the tragedy.

Mr Keenan, who is in his 40s, survived after clinging to a fishing buoy for a number of hours.

It was revealed following this week’s tragedy that Mr Doherty’s father Paddy also drowned after he went ‘crabbing’ almost 40 years ago close to the location of his son’s death.

16-year-old Thomas Weir, who was originally from Scotland, had been staying with relatives in Derry in recent months.

His remains are expected to be brought back to Scotland for burial.

A full investigation into the possible cause of the tragedy is being undertaken by two agencies, the Gardai and the Marine Casualty Investigation Unit.