Update: Tributes to Necton man Sam Alger

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Hundreds of people have paid tribute to a 25-year-old man from Necton who has been found dead after disappearing in Spain.

Sam Alger, who worked in Qatar as a performance analyst for the Qatar Stars League, was last seen at a nightclub in Barcelona on Sunday night.

A Facebook campaign was launched in an attempt to find him. It has been reported he became separated from friends while trying to escape disorder at a nightclub in the city.

However, it was announced late last night that his body had been found. Reports have suggested he was discovered in a drainage ditch.

A post on the Facebook page set up to help find him said: “No one can quite believe what has happened and everyone is truly heartbroken.”

Yesterday evening an update on the Facebook page said: “This morning while out looking for Sam myself, Elizabeth Morris, Walter Scott and David Pragg found Sam shortly after the police had arrived at the scene.

“We are devastated to announce he was dead at the scene. No one can quite believe what has happened and everyone is truly heartbroken.

“Thank you everyone for the help and support and prayers, we appreciate it so much.

“Sam was one of the kindest most genuine and loving people anyone could wish to know and to have him taken from us is truly heart breaking.”

Tributes and messages of support for his mother Eileen, father Micky and brother Robbie have flooded in online.

On Facebook, Chokolee Smith said: “He was such a lovely genuine lad, always smiling, not fair that this has happened to him and his family, much love to his family and close friends xxx”

Katy Allen said: “My heart is aching deeply for you Eileen, as a childhood friend and mother of sons I have been praying all day for your Sam’s safe return.

“Life will never be the same for you and Rob and those that loved him so much but the ripples from his wonderful life and the lovely person that he was will carry on and stay with you all always. Sending you my love and heartfelt condolences and comfort and strength to help you through the days ahead.”

Lynne Gardner said: “Can’t believe this devastating news, truly a beautiful young man inside and out, sending you much love Eileen can’t begin to imagine yr pain, much love Lynne xx”

The Foreign Office released an official statement to media, saying: ‘We are providing support to the family of a British national who has sadly died in Barcelona’

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