Drowned Ullswater canoeist was 'lovely lad'

Chad Salisbury
Image caption The teenager was described as outgoing

The family of a canoeist who died in the Lake District have described him as a lovely, outgoing lad.

Chad Salisbury, 18, of Leyland, Lancashire, failed to re-surface after overturning 650ft (200m) from the shore at Ullswater on Saturday.

A search was started by the emergency services and Mr Salisbury's body was recovered in the early hours of Sunday.

His devastated family paid tribute and said he had brought great joy in his short life.

In a statement they said: "Chad was a much-loved and well liked lad. He was outgoing, loud and very popular in the Leyland area.

"He was a typical 18-year-old - frightened of nothing, knew his own mind and always up for a challenge.

"He loved motorbikes and cars - he was always taking things to bits - but whether he could put them back together was another thing.

"He brought joy to so many people in his short life and we are all devastated by this tragic event."

The family also paid tribute to the emergency services, including the police underwater search team, who worked throughout the night to try to find Mr Salisbury.

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