Family and friends of Michael White who fell to his death on stag-do in Ibiza plan to hold celebration of his life
The family and friends of a man who fell to his death on a stag-do in Ibiza plan to hold a celebration of his life.
Michael White, 27, from East Butterwick, fell from a fourth-floor hotel room in the holiday resort of San Antonio.
His body was expected to be flown back to the UK on Wednesday, September 19, and now his family are planning to mark his life by holding a special event of commemoration.
Michael's step-dad, Darren Waring, said: "We want it to be a special celebration of Michael's life.
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"We want to hold it at a large venue, as we know that there will be a lot of people who want to come.
"We know that a lot of people will be upset, but we want this to be a chance to celebrate Michael's life."
The celebration is planned for Thursday, September 27, although full details are yet to be finalised.
Michael's mum, Tina, along with step-dad Darren, visited Hotel Orosol, where Michael fell to his death. The couple met the rest of the stag party at the resort, where they shared memories of Michael's life.
Speaking about the visit, Mr Waring said: "We went to see the room and see what had happened.
"It was an internal window that he opened and it was just too low. He did not stand a chance.
"We went to see the British consulate first thing in the morning, but were told that we would have to wait until six o'clock that evening to see him. We then spent the day trying to find anything associated with Liverpool, such as a shirt or a scarf.
"We managed to find a Liverpool gel sticker that we stuck above his heart on his robes. We also put pictures of his brothers in there with him and his mum gave him a kiss."
While in Ibiza, they joined the rest of the group in lighting candles on the beach, sharing a drink and a story in his memory.
Mr Waring said: "When we went down to the beach, the lads said they were going to light three candles on the rocks down by the sea.
"We then went to the bar that was right next to the sea and we all sat around a big table.
"Michael had 45 euros left on his bed, so we used the money to buy all the lads one more drink from him as a special goodbye. It was a very special drink.
"It was great to hear all the lads talk about him and share all their stories with us."
Mr Waring paid tribute to the group, who have all rallied round in support of each other.
"I have never seen so many lads so upset," he said.
"We are so proud of the boys. They have all been an absolute credit.
"The hotel has been absolutely brilliant with us as well. They gave us a room as soon as we went out there and said that we could stay for as long as we needed to."
A date for an inquest in to Michael's death is yet to be fixed.