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Tributes paid to Runcorn man who died in Australia fall

Josh Furber died near Sydney in Australia Photo: Furber family

Friends and family have paid tribute to a man from Runcorn who was killed in a fall at an Australian beauty spot.

Twenty-year-old Josh Furber from Runcorn died after falling nearly 300ft at the Blue Mountain beauty spot near Sydney.

Josh has been taken away from us in a tragic accident whilst travelling in Australia. We are devastated, though we know he was having a great time, with good friends in a beautiful part of the world.

We now need time to be on our own as a family, to support each other and cherish our proud memories of a wonderful son and brother

– Mark, Jayne, Danielle and Beth Furber and family

Friends have been paying tribute to Josh using social media.

Facebook comments from friends include: "Reading your name makes it real. I'll miss you forever beautiful! My thoughts are with your family and friends!".

Another comment read: "Still in shock... The worlds lost a really great lad and a top mate. Josh Furber rest in peace mate".

Josh's friends also left comments on Twitter. Tributes included: "proper great memories that i'll never forget. Missing you so much bro, R.I.P. @JoshFurb not gonna forget you in a hurry!".

Another tweet read: "Genuinely devastated about @joshfurb such a great lad! makes you appreciate life a bit more!".