Tributes to ‘one of the good guys’ who died in Ibiza cliff fall

Tributes have been paid to a popular 30-year-old Liverpudlian who died in a cliff beauty spot fall tragedy in Ibiza.

Richard Canavan was at a well-known look-out point on the south coast of the Balearic Islands when he plunged to his death.

The Merseysider died instantly after falling nearly 500 feet, at Cala d’Hort, near the Torre des Savinar defence tower, which offers views over the Es Vedra and Es Vedranell islets.

The alarm was raised around 10pm on Thursday with Mr Canavan being recovered on Friday morning.

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Over the past 48 hours, tributes have been made to the 30-year-old who was described as "one of the good guys".

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A Liverpool chauffeur company, with connections to Mr Canavan, said: "This is one life that’s been taken too short and that won’t ever be replaced.

"My heartfelt condolences go to all of Richie's nearest and dearest at this very sad time including Rose.

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"RIP Richie, gone but never forgotten."

His girlfriend was said to have described him as "the love of my life forever."

A Civil Guard spokesman said: “I can confirm a British man has died after plunging from cliffs in the Cala d’Hort area.

“The alarm was raised last night and his body was recovered this [Friday]morning.

"The incident is still being investigated but there is nothing at the moment pointing to it being the result of foul play.”

Known to some as "Mr Funky", he was also described as a "complete legend."

Others said, "so sad," and "rest in peace."

It was reported locally how Mr Canavan had gone to the cliffs viewing point with his partner and friends, which is a location popular with tourists for watching the sun go down.

Emergency services at the scene needed several hours to reach him, with specialist firefighters deployed in the effort.

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Civil Guard officers specialising in mountain rescues took the decision to wait until first light to recover the body for safety reasons.

Results from a post-mortem are expected shortly.

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