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Tribute to Shetland crash victim Gary McCrossan

Gary McCrossan
Image caption Gary McCrossan was described as a "fun loving guy"

The family of one those who died in the Shetland helicopter crash have issued a statement paying tribute to him.

Gary McCrossan, who was 59 and from Inverness, was one of four people who died on Friday in the crash off Shetland.

The statement said: "A deep void has been left in our lives. Gary was a loving fiance - long-time partner to Fiona, devoted father to Niki and Freya, Grandpa to Cohen, loving brother to Maureen, Frank and Kenny and best friend and confidant to many.

"He was a fun, loving guy who was full of life, a great story teller - who always kept you guessing.

"Gary left a piece of himself in everyone he encountered and will be greatly missed. We walk each day in his honour."

Heather Milne, of Stork Technical Services where Gary worked, said: "We are extremely sad to lose Gary, and our thoughts and support continue to be with the family at this very difficult time.

"Gary was a valued colleague whose services Stork engaged on many projects over the past 10 years.

"Gary will be sadly missed by all in the industry and at Stork, who knew and worked with him.

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