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The family of a man from Deal in Kent who died after an accident in Vietnam are appealing for information about the circumstances leading up to his death.
Twenty-five-year-old Christian Sloan was backpacking with two others at the Datanla Waterfall last month when he died. His sister would like to hear from anyone who may have information about what happened that day.
The family of a former Royal Navy sailor from Deal in Kent who died while climbing waterfalls in Vietnam said he "lived for life".
Christian Sloan, 25, and two women aged 19 and 25 and named in reports as Izzy Squire and Beth Anderson, died after taking a tour with an unauthorised guide at the Datanla waterfalls in Lam Dong province - a popular tourist spot.
It remains unclear exactly how the three holidaymakers died, but it has been claimed that they were not with an official guide and did not use proper safety equipment.
Friend James McGlashan, who was travelling with Mr Sloan at the time, wrote on Facebook: "Thank you for all the messages flooding in, have just stopped in the ambulances for a toilet break so only have wifi for 10 minutes but will try and get back to everyone once I get to Ho Chi Minh City. Thank you for all your support. Devastated RIP Sloan"
The Foreign Office has confirmed three British people had died and said it is contact with the authorities in Vietnam.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are providing support to the families of three British nationals following their deaths near Da Lat, Vietnam. Our sympathies are with their families and friends at this difficult time. We are in close contact with local authorities in Vietnam on their behalf."
The family of Vietnam waterfall victim Christian Sloan have said he "lived for life".
The 25-year-old from Deal in Kent was one of three British tourists who died at the popular Datanla Waterfalls in the Lam Dong province.
A statement from the Sloan family said: "Christian's death is a very sad loss to us.
"He was a very popular young man, formerly in the Royal Navy, who had many, many friends not just locally but around the world. He lived for life."
A holidaymaker from Kent has been named as one of three people killed in an accident in south east Asian. The group was climbing waterfalls when the accident happened.
One of the victim's has been named locally as Christian Sloan, who was 25 and from Deal. The two other victims were woman, aged 19 and 25.
The bodies of the victims were recovered from the Datanla Waterfalls, in the Lam Dong province of Vietnam. Local reports suggest the three tourists were with an unauthorised guide when the accident happened.
The falls are popular with tourists from across the world and the tour guide is being questioned by police.
Parts of Dover and Deal have been hit by flooding after a deluge of rain in the last few days.
This was the scene on the Alkham Valley Road where the waters rose high enough to stop traffic.
The Met Office has issued a yellow rain warning for the area. It says a further band of heavy showers will continue to affect parts of Kent and East Sussex for the rest of Tuesday and into the first part of tomorrow.
The showers are expected to give up to 10 mm of rain in an hour.
It says a further 10-20 mm is likely in places through the whole period with perhaps as much as 40 mm locally in the east.
It's warning of local surface water flooding affecting road travel at times.
Kent Police are appealing for help to find a man who has gone missing from Deal. Paul River, aged 59, was last seen in Mill Road in the town at 8.30am on Tuesday 15th December.
He was wearing black shoes, black trousers, a white polo shirt and a navy blue V neck jumper beneath a coat. The coat was light & dark grey with orange flashes on its sleeves and on its front.
Mr River is believed to have visited Canterbury on Tuesday, and is known to visit Margate. He has a bus pass and may be using public transport.
Anyone with information about Mr River's location can contact Kent Police on 101 quoting reference 15-1166. In an emergency call 999.
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Pets in Kent now stand a much higher chance of surviving a house fire after the fire and rescue introduced new pet-friendly oxygen masks.Read the full story ›
Now, if you had a fire in your home, what would be the first thing you saved? Well, apart from your family, the most likely second choice would be a pet. Some of us would even risk out own lives to rescue them. But the prospect of recovery afterwards is often slim. So now, Kent Fire & Rescue Service have started using new oxygen masks for pets to improve their chances. Andrea Thomas explains. She spoke to Lynn Carberry from the not for profit organisation Smokey Paws and Dave Nolan from Kent Fire & Rescue Service.