Family pay tribute to man found in Long Eaton canal

Thomas Boyle

A man who was found dead in a canal has been described as “sensitive" and "talented” by his family.

Thomas Boyle was found in the Erewash Canal in Long Eaton by police officers after being seen by a passer-by in the water on Saturday morning (March 16).

A family member said: “Thomas was a sensitive, talented young man who was liked by all who met him.

“We all love him and miss him son much.”

Mr Boyle, 37, of Russell Court, Long Eaton, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.

He was last seen at 10.35pm on Friday evening walking along Derby Road, Long Eaton, heading towards the town centre.

Mr Boyle was wearing a black puffer jacket, jeans and distinctive brown Converse trainers with white soles and red laces.