Tributes paid to 'gentle giant' fall victim
Tributes have been paid to Andrew Crowe, the man named by friends and family who died in Torquay town centre on Friday.
The main town centre car park was closed on Friday morning after Mr Crowe was found in the street below the Lower Union Lane car park. Ambulance staff said the he was found at 10.50am after being alterted by a member of the public. It is thought there are no suspicious circumstances.
Both family members and friends of Mr Crowe posted tributes to him on public social network pages, descibing him as a much loved character who was popluar with everyone he met.
One friend said: "I'm so sorry to hear the news, my thoughts are with your family and close friends. I know you will be deeply missed by many people. When I think back I remember you as a gentle giant, and a true gentleman, and that is how I will always remember you."
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Another said: "You were a true legend, a true friend, many tears are being shed, we will never forget you old friend".
More than 100 messages of support have already been posted to the former St Cuthbert Mayne student.
In a high profile response to the incident police closed the car park to traffic and the police helicopter flew low overhead to assist with enquiries.
The coroner has been informed of the death and an opening inquest is expected to take place next week.