England

Family tribute to lake death fisherman

Mark Bryant
Image caption Mark Bryant had a passion for the countryside

The family of a North Yorkshire angler found in a lake in Cumbria has paid tribute to a "loving and caring" man.

Mark Bryant, 55, from Beamsley, was last seen fishing on Ullswater on Tuesday. The alarm was raised when he failed to return to his campsite.

Following a major search, the body of the father-of-two was discovered in the water on Wednesday evening.

His partner, Colette Munro, said: "The family can take some comfort knowing that he died in a place he loved."

She described him in a family statement as a "sensitive, complex and loving family man, who had a real passion for the countryside".

She added: "He was a very good artist and also loved music and playing the guitar.

"Losing Mark has left a huge hole in all of our lives and we now need time to come to terms with our grief."

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites