A grieving sister has paid tribute to an ‘amazing’ brother that ‘was always there to help’ who passed away in Crumpsall yesterday.
Ryan Bodill, 44, died on tram tracks between the Crumpsall and Abraham Moss Metrolink stations.
Police and paramedics were called at 9:20am on Saturday (July 31) morning — but despite their best efforts, Ryan tragically passed away at the scene.
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Now, younger sister Bryony Bodill has paid tribute to her older brother — and said his untimely passing ‘is like a stab straight to the heart’.
“It’s with a heavy heart that my brother and I heard the tragic news of our other brother’s shocking death,” she told the Manchester Evening News.
“He was an amazing brother to me, and I couldn’t really fault him for anything.
“He was always there to help when I needed him.
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“He loved going out on walks and adventures to which he would often invite me to come along.”
Bryony also said Ryan’s death was ‘truly unexpected’.
“I saw him quite a lot and he seemed perfectly fine and I’d even say happy, so to bear such horrific news, which was truly unexpected, is like a stab straight to the heart,” she said.
“It’s a wound that will never heal.”
The 18-year-old added that she hoped Ryan had found peace in Heaven, being a religious man.
Bryony explained: “He was so young and deserved to life his life more than he already had. He was a religious man of the Christian faith, and although I may not share the same beliefs, I hope his soul is at rest and he is enjoying the beauty of Heaven he’d imagined and read about.
“I know that this is going to be something that will really take its toll on me personally. But he is going to be terribly missed and the rest of the family too.”
In the aftermath of Ryan’s death, police have confirmed his passing is being treated as ‘non-suspicious’.
A statement issued at around 2pm yesterday said: “At around 9.20am this morning (Saturday 31 July 2021), police were called to reports to the concern of the welfare of a man on the tram tracks between the Crumpsall and Abraham Moss tram stop in Manchester.
"Emergency services attended and despite the best work of paramedics, a man - aged 44 - was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
"There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding this death and a file will be passed to the coroner.”
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