Family pays tribute to tragic Callum

The family of a 26-year-old man who fell to his death while holidaying in Ibiza have paid tribute to their '˜hard working and sensible lad'..

Monday, 21st August 2017, 5:44 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 11:55 am
Callum Marriot (right) with friends and work colleagues

Callum Marriott aged 26 had been staying in San Antonio when the tragedy occurred on Sunday August 6.

Callum died in the early hours when he fell into the inner courtyard at the Tanit Hotel, San Antonio.

Speaking to the BBC, this week, his sister Jessica, 28 said he was always a sensible drinker and had been drinking water for two hours before leaving his friends.

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She said: “We don’t know the exact scenario of how he fell, due to lack of CCTV, but we know he wasn’t climbing.”

It is understood the had been trying to get into his apartment on the fourth floor having mislaid his keys -he had left his friends and returned to the hotel to sleep.

His family has paid tribute, saying he was “kind, hard working and sensible”.

Mr Marriott’s sister said her brother who worked at Citroen in Mansfield, was a “lovely lad”.

She said: “I was so proud of his achievements and the man he’d become.

“I wish we knew more about the scenario in which he fell and hope in light of this tragedy CCTV is implemented at this hotel and others to help protect residents.”

Mr Marriott’s father Robert, 56, of Mansfield, said: “All of his friends and family loved him. He was kind, helpful, hard working and sensible.

“He was looking forward to the Belgium Grand Prix and saving for a deposit on a house.

“It hurts so much that we don’t know why or how he fell and everyone will miss him terribly.”

Hotel residents alerted the police after they heard a loud thud and saw him lying on the floor. Emergency services were called but were unable to save him.

One of the five friends he was on holiday with returned to the apartments soon afterwards and identified him. His colleagues at Citroen Mansfield where Callum worked as a technician said they were devastated by the news of his death.

Friends said Callum had been at the BBC Radio One Weekend at the resort.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are providing assistance to the family of a British man who died in Ibiza. We remain in contact with the local authorities.”