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Lanterns float across the sky for Josh
MORE than 200 lanterns floated across the sky above Runcorn in memory of 20-year-old Josh Furber who plunged to his death from an Australian waterfall.
His family and friends met near his home in Beechwood to celebrate the life of the construction student who died ‘chasing his dreams’.
He was walking with friends at a World Heritage site near Sydney when he lost his footing and fell 300ft over the edge of Wentworth Falls.
Weeks before the tragedy, the former Heath pupil posted on Facebook: ‘This is the best experience of my life. I can honestly say I am living out my dreams.’
His parents, Mark and Jayne, and sisters, Danielle and Beth, said: “Josh truly was so very special but we could never have imagined that his charm, compassion and wit was so far-reaching.
“This is a devastating time for all his family and we are still very much in shock.
"Everyone’s thoughts, words and deeds have brought such very great comfort, more than you can ever imagine.
"We will always be indebted to everyone for sharing with us what a wonderful human being he was. He will be forever in everyone’s hearts and of course forever young.
"We’d like to thank everyone who shared the deeply moving Beechwood lantern launch last Friday, and also those across the world who have, or are doing, things in their own way to express their love for him.”