Tributes have poured in for an Irvine Coastwatch “star” who has died from coronavirus.

Andy Patrick who had been a “committed” volunteer with the group sadly succumbed to COVID-19 at the age of 49.

Kaye Johnstone, station manager, said: “We are all absolutely shocked, we can’t find the words to pay a tribute to him on our own page. We are just numb. It’s a very hard time for everyone that knew him.

“He was one of the team players, he was a great character and always cheery. Nothing was ever too much for him. He would go out of his way to help people and he was a great first-aider.”

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She added: “It’s going to be very hard to fill his shoes and what he did for us all because he was always there if we were doing events and always willing to help out in any way he could.

“He was a very committed volunteer and he loved doing what he did. We are one family and we cannot believe he has gone.”

The team at Irvine Coastwatch are hoping to hold their own tribute at Irvine beach to remember Andy once the lockdown has been lifted.

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