Tributes have been left by a canal in Aylesbury after a man was found in the water last week.

The 23-year-old, who has been locally named as Marcus, was discovered in the town’s stretch of the Grand Union Canal at around 11am on Wednesday, August 11 by passers-by, who immediately contacted the authorities.

Following the discovery, parts of the towpath were under a police cordon that blocked boats and pedestrians from passing through, but these have since been lifted.

Bucks Free Press: Tributes were left by Bridge 17 on the Grand Union Canal in AylesburyTributes were left by Bridge 17 on the Grand Union Canal in Aylesbury

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Many friends and family members have since left flowers, lanterns, and balloons in memory of Marcus by bridge 17, after he was publicly named on Monday [August 16].

One of the messages of condolences reads: “Marcus, you will never be forgotten.

“With us forever.

“Rest in peace.”

A GoFundMe page has also been created in order to raise funds for his funeral.

A target of £5,000 has been set and so far, £2,280 has been donated.

An excerpt from the page reads: “Marcus was such a joyful soul and had nothing but kindness, beauty, and respect in his heart and he had so much more life to live.

Bucks Free Press: The tributes for Marcus by Bridge 17The tributes for Marcus by Bridge 17

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“He had moved away from London to begin a new chapter.

“His death is a huge shock to his family and friends and remains unexplained at this moment in time.

“We would like to give Marcus the send of he deserves.

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“No one is ever prepared for the heartache of financial worries of organising a funeral for a family member who has passed at such a young age, and no parent ever imagines that they would bury their own child.”

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