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Dad's tribute to son whose body was found in Carlisle river

THE grieving father of an angler whose body was found in a Carlisle river said he loved fishing and the outdoor life.

Investigation: The River Caldew looking towards Bousteads Grassing near where Terrence Crowe’s body was found

Police are still investigating the circumstances behind the tragedy, which claimed the life of 53-year-old Terrence Crowe, who was found in the River Caldew near Bousteads Grassing last Thursday.

Mr Crowe, a divorced father of two, who recently became a grandfather, was a keen fisherman, said his 73-year-old father, who shares his son’s first name.

Mr Crowe senior, of Springfield Road, Harraby, said his son – who was known by his middle name Ian – was a happy person with a love of fishing and the natural world.

He said: “He was the sort of lad who kept himself to himself. He has been working at the Cavaghan & Gray factory in Carlisle for about two years and had a lovely flat near the city centre.

“His former wife and son were living in America and his daughter was in Newcastle. This is a terrible time for us and we are in shock.

“As far as I am concerned, I suspect he must have fallen and had an accident but we don’t yet know for sure.

“They found his fishing gear on the riverbank. Fishing has been one of his long-term interests. He loved wildlife and things like that.”

A post mortem was this week due to be carried out on Mr Crowe junior, and his father, and mother Maureen, 71, do not yet know the formal cause of their son’s death.

Mr Crowe junior, of Hodgsons Court, Carlisle, is also survived by his brothers Anthony and Steven, from Carlisle, and Kevin, who lives in Stoke-on-Trent.

Cumbria Police said yesterday that they were treating the death as “unexplained.” Officers are continuing to appeal for information that may help explain the tragedy.

A funeral service will be held for Terrence Ian Crowe at Carlisle Crematorium at 3pm on Monday. An inquest into his death has been formally opened and adjourned.

Anybody who can help is asked to phone police on 101.


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