TRIBUTES have been paid to a 22-year-old after an inquest looked into his death.

Kyle Wray Goddard was found by a passer-by on the morning of October 14, 2022, in a place overlooking the Walney Channel that was 'very special' to Mr Goddard.

David Martin, who was walking his dog in the area, called emergency services shortly after 8am.

He was pronounced dead by paramedics at 8.58am.

In June 2021, a lump appeared on Kyle's neck which was diagnosed as a rare form of spinal cancer requiring 'urgent treatment'.

He was treated with chemotherapy, radiotherapy and had surgery in January 2022 to have the tumour removed.

Our readers paid tribute to Kyle.

Anne Morris Coward said: "So very sorry, how sad," while Traci Michelle said: "He was a lovely lad, thoughts are with all his friends and family."

Laura Anne said it was 'sad news'. "It’s really difficult to deal with mental health after having treatment and cancer," she added.

Roxanne Lucas replied, saying: "Totally agree, unless people have walked in the cancer shoes they won't understand. The mental health afterwards is probably worse than treatment (well has been for me) and treatment was a grueller."

Sandra Cooper added: "Such terribly sad news. My heart goes out to his family and friends. May he rest in peace," and Lesley Bowman said: "Such sad news deepest condolences to all the family."

Baz Macaulay said: "Nothing phased him and even with the ordeal he went through always had a big smile and kind words for everyone else."

Eric James Elrick said: "So sad God bless."

One web user said: "Absolutely tragic, rest in peace young man."