Searches for Derry teen Sean McNair continue in Lough Swilly

Search teams in fluorescent coats Diving teams, the coastguard and local people have been taking part in the searches

Searches have resumed for a Londonderry teenager who has been missing in Lough Swilly in County Donegal since the weekend.

Sean McNair, 17, from Creggan, has not been seen since he went into the water off Rathmullan pier on Saturday.

Diving teams, the coastguard and local people have been taking part in the searches.

On Monday, his mother said she wanted to get her son "out of the water" so she can lay him to rest in Derry.

Sean had travelled from his home in Creggan to Donegal for an 18th birthday celebration with a group of friends at the weekend.

His mother, Jackie, said her son was not a strong swimmer, but decided to go into the water after several other boys jumped from the pier.

"Whenever he tried to get back in he couldn't. The current just took him. Jason (his cousin) tried to save him but he lost his grip.

"He was an amazing son. He loved life. He was waiting to do his A levels. He was waiting for his GCSE results in August."

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