The heartbroken pals of doting dad Damian Dixon say he spent his life helping others.
Now after a tragedy at sea claimed the 24-year-old's life, his friends are rallying together to make sure he gets the send-off he deserves.
A wave swept the angler out to sea last Sunday.
Despite the brave rescue efforts of two pals and the RNLI, he died in Cramlington Hospital later that day.
As his grieving family appeal for more lifebelts on the Northumberland coastline, friends have now launched a JustGiving page to help them pay for his funeral.
"He was happy with his lot in life - he never moaned," said Michelle Nicholson, a 35-year-old friend who set the page up.
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