12:08pm Thursday 24th June 2010
By Lisa Campbell
A Keighley family has spoken of its loss after a 24-year-old man was found dead while on holiday in Mexico.
Adam Pemberton had been in the middle of a luxury romantic getaway to Cancun with his fiancée Rosanne Broughan when tragedy struck.
His parents Keith and Heather flew out to Mexico after receiving the devastating news, but all the authorities could definitively tell them was that Adam had suffered a fatal fall from the balcony of his hotel at Riu Caribe.
Mr Pemberton, of Bracken Road, Keighley, said although Adam had moved to Leeds, the whole town was mourning the loss of his big-hearted, fun-loving and extraordinary son.
He said: “He will never be forgotten, the town will still be talking about him in 20 years to come – he was that much of a character and touched that many lives.
“In his 24 years he did more than what 80 per cent of other people will ever do. He lived life to the full and when he walked into a room he radiated that to everybody and lit them up.”
Adam, a former Oakbank School pupil who travelled around the country working for construction company JN Bentley, met Rosanne while they were on holiday with friends in Ibiza a few years ago.
The pair soon got engaged and Adam became a father figure to Rosanne’s son Theo, aged four.
He was not on holiday with the couple at the time of the incident and Rosanne had gone to bed early with sunstroke.
Adam, who loved baseline music, also leaves an older brother and sister, Craig and Victoria, as well as several nephews and nieces.
An inquest will be held in this country once his body has been released by the Mexican authorities.
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