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Lewis Ball death: Tribute paid to Bristol man found in Floating Harbour

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Image caption Lewis Ball was hoping to become a filmmaker

A tribute has been paid by the family of a man whose body was found in Bristol's Floating Harbour three weeks after he went missing.

Lewis Ball, 26, disappeared after a night out at the Thekla nightclub on Sunday 5 February.

The tribute stated: "We couldn't have asked for a better son and brother and are devastated at what has happened."

The film studies graduate was working in a care home but hoping to pursue a career in the movie industry.

The tribute added: "He was only just starting out in his adult life and had moved to Bristol a year ago as he saw it as a vibrant city which reflected his personality.

"Lewis was someone who was funny, caring and very creative.

"He was hoping that the city of Bristol would allow him to work toward achieving some of his filmmaking ambitions.

"His passion for films started when he was a young boy and this led on to him completing a degree in film studies at Aberystwyth University."

Police divers recovered his body from the water on 27 February.

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