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Tribute to man, 23, who died in Bristol harbour

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Tributes have been paid to the ‘most kind and funny’ man who tragically died in Bristol Harbour on Sunday (June 13).

Avon and Somerset Police have confirmed that Joseph Omar, 23, from Hampshire, died in the tragedy at Narrow Quay.

He died after a group of four people got into difficulty after entering the water near the Arnolfini on Sunday night.

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His family has since paid tribute to him and have spoken of “unimaginable” sadness.

In a statement released through Avon and Somerset Police, his family said: “Our Hooley (Joseph) we can’t believe we – your mother, brothers, sisters, nephews and partner Georgie – are writing this.

“You were everything to us. This is unimaginably sad. Joseph was one of the most kind, intelligent, funny, and popular people you could ever have the pleasure of meeting.

“He touched the lives of many and lit up every room he entered. This tragedy has broken all of our hearts.”

An additional tribute from his partner, Georgie, described him as “my present and my future.”

She added: “To think of anything else is unbearable.

“Hooley this is beyond words, so young and so perfect and taken from us so soon.

“We are all in bits and only the thought of seeing you again one day gets us through this.

“We love you x.”

The thoughts of everyone at Avon and Somerset Police continue to be with Joseph’s family and partner at this difficult time.

An Avon and Somerset police spokesperson said on Monday morning: “Emergency services attended Narrow Quay, Bristol, yesterday evening at around 10.30pm following reports of four people in difficulty in the water.

“A multi-agency search and rescue operation was led by the fire service. Two men and a woman were rescued from the water and were initially treated by paramedics at the scene. The two men were later taken to hospital for further treatment.”

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