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Tributes to missing climber

Tributes have been paid to a British climber who is feared dead after going missing in Peru.

22-year-old Thomas Jagger from Derbyshire has been missing in the Ancash region of Peru for more than a week.

The Warwick University student, who was a member of the Mountaineering Society was reported missing to the Foreign Office on 27th July.

Tributes have appeared on the group's facebook page.

Really really sad new, Massive respect to him for getting out there and living life passionately."

I know that we will always remember him and be inspired by his love of mountains."

A fantastic and committed mountaineer, he certainly won't be forgotten."

– Facebook tributes

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Family of missing hiker want to "grieve"

The family of missing Derbyshire hiker, Thomas Jagger, who has gone missing while on a trip to Peru, say they want to be left alone to 'grieve privately.'

Thomas was reported missing to the Foreign Office on 27th July after reports he went on a walk in mountains in the Ancash region of Peru alone. The Foreign Office released a statement on behalf of the family and a close friend of Mr Jagger:

This is a sad time for both families. Tom was a much-loved son, brother and friend and we wish to be given time to come to terms with what has happened. This difficult period is not being helped by speculative and untruthful reports appearing in the tabloid media. We would like to be left alone to grieve privately."

– Stuart, Helen, Frances and Iain Jagger and Mark, Julia and Luke Dyer

Man dead in Buxton river tragedy named as David Cox

A man who died after his car left the road and into a river in Buxton, Derbyshire, has been named as David Cox.

The 42-year-old was taking his 11-year-old daughter Tess to school when their Toyota Aygo left the path and crashed into the River Wye in Derbyshire.

Moments behind them in a separate car, a Toyota Rav 4, was his wife Ruth, 39, and son Ioan, nine.

Mrs Cox also lost control yesterday as she drove along the bridlepath which runs near the Monsal Trail, north of the A6 in Derbyshire.

The children and their mother managed to get out of the cars and get safely to shore but Mr Cox was unable to escape.

Mr Cox was taken to Stepping Hill hospital where he later died.

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