Three men who died after their 4×4 was 'swept away' by river are named

By John Mercury December 30, 2023

Three men who died after their 4×4 was “swept away” as it tried to cross a river have been named by police.

Scott Thomas Daddy, from Hull, Leslie Forbes, from the East Yorkshire area, and Kenneth Patrick Hibbins, known as Patrick, from York, died on the North York Moors on Thursday.

Tributes from their friends and family were shared by North Yorkshire Police in an update on Friday.

Firefighters eventually pulled the vehicle from the River Esk near Glaisdale.

Passionate Hull FC supporter Scott, 28, was “a loving son, brother, uncle and boyfriend”, the statement said.

“He had a big future ahead of him. He will always be missed by his loving family.”

Leslie, 70, was “a loving husband, father and grandfather, who will be sadly missed by his family and friends”.

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Patrick, 59, “will be sadly missed by all his close friends and work colleagues”.

Another man who attempted to save those inside the 4×4 was pulled to safety from the river and was reported to have been receiving medical treatment.

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