Shetland crash victim was 'a fun, loving guy'

The family of one of four oil workers killed in a helicopter crash off Shetland have paid tribute a "fun, loving guy".

In a statement released by police, relatives of Gary McCrossan 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.

Gary McCrossan, who was 59 and from Inverness, died in the North Sea crash. Credit: Family handout

The statement continued: "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."

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