Family tribute to lake death fisherman

Mark Bryant
Image caption Mark Bryant had a passion for the countryside

The family of a North Yorkshire angler found in a lake in Cumbria has paid tribute to a "loving and caring" man.

Mark Bryant, 55, from Beamsley, was last seen fishing on Ullswater on Tuesday. The alarm was raised when he failed to return to his campsite.

Following a major search, the body of the father-of-two was discovered in the water on Wednesday evening.

His partner, Colette Munro, said: "The family can take some comfort knowing that he died in a place he loved."

She described him in a family statement as a "sensitive, complex and loving family man, who had a real passion for the countryside".

She added: "He was a very good artist and also loved music and playing the guitar.

"Losing Mark has left a huge hole in all of our lives and we now need time to come to terms with our grief."

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