'Devastated' family pay tribute to Gareth Huntley

The family of British backpacker Gareth Huntley, who was found dead in the Malaysian jungle, have said that "no words can describe the void he will leave." In a statement, the family said:

"We would like to thank everyone who came together in the last week to do everything in their power to help find Gareth. You have been extraordinary and we are deeply touched and deeply grateful.

"There are no words that can capture the devastation we feel right now; no words that can capture the kindness, warmth and spirit that Gareth exuded; no words that can describe the void he will leave in all of the lives he touched.

"Gareth lived every minute of his life as fully as he could; never without a smile and always with others in his heart. You will never leave our hearts Gareth."

Police in Malaysia confirmed that the body was discovered on Tioman island was that of Gareth Huntley.

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