Family pay tribute to ‘beloved husband, father and grandfather’

The family of the man who was lost in a boating incident off Lewis have paid tribute to a ‘beloved husband, father and grandfather’.

Thomas Tyrrell was found by Stornoway RNLI on Wednesday afternoon following a land and sea search.

The family have released the following statement: “Now that family are aware, we confirm that our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Thomas Tyrrell was found deceased yesterday afternoon following a land and sea search.

“We would like to point out that Thomas had and was wearing his life jacket when found.

“We would like to thank all emergency services – Coastguard, RNLI, Hebrides Search and Rescue Team and Police for their efforts and for finding Thomas.

“We now respectfully request that we are left to grieve the loss of Thomas in private.”