Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Family of Jeff Bennett relieved after repatriation

The family of a Manx man who died on holiday in the UK say they are "relieved" after his body was brought back to the Isle of Man.

Jeff Bennett, 29, of Pulrose, was on holiday in Manchester with his daughter when he died suddenly.

His body was returned on Wednesday after the launch of a campaign to help raise the £4,500 repatriation cost.

His cousin Tracey McDonald said: "We are all just relieved to have him home"

She added: "We can't thank everyone enough for the support. We have pretty much raised all the cash needed."

Mr Bennett's brother Brett said: "To have the kind and generous people of the Isle of Man help us at this sad time is absolutely encouraging.

"I can't put into words what is means to me. It's been phenomenal."

The initial post-mortem test into the cause of death was carried out on Thursday but proved inconclusive, according to the family.

Mr Bennett had been preparing to take his seven-year-old daughter for a day out in Blackpool.

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