Pals light up night sky for George
FRIENDS of student George Ford have released Chinese lanterns in his memory.
They freed the lanterns into the night sky to remember the 20-year-old Nottingham University undergraduate from Stroud.
George was a "true legend" said his friend Vicky Rose Miller, who posted the lanterns picture on the social network site Facebook.
"You will never find another like him," she wrote. "He was a kind, loyal, loving chilled guy."
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Vicky said there was "never a dull moment" around George.
"He gave me some of the best times in my life. I will never forget you George and neither will anyone else, you will be forever in our hearts and souls xxx."
Pal Joshua Read wrote on Facebook that George was "the most easy going and fun guy, always a great mate to hang our with, and a true friend".
George, whose parents and brother live in Slad Road, went missing in the early hours of December 16. At the time, police said they urgently needed to find him and there were concerns for his wellbeing.
A body was later found by a police underwater search team in a waterway near Stroud town centre.
Flowers were later left beside the canal at Wallbridge with a card that read: "Night night George, you'll be alive in our hearts forever. Mum, Dad and Joey xxx."
The Gloucestershire Coroner has still to open an inquest to formally identify the body, thought to be George's, discovered in the water and to begin to establish the cause and circumstances of death.