The family of Richard Woodcock, 38, from Milton Keynes, who died after an incident in Denmead, Two Mile Ash, Milton Keynes on Saturday (26/6) have issued a tribute to him.
“We have always been so proud of Richard and everything that he has achieved in life. We are devastated that Richard has been taken from us in such circumstances but we are also so immensely proud of the sacrifice that he has made to try and save a little boy’s life.
“His actions on Saturday morning were the type of man he was and that is how we would like him remembered.
“A lot of people loved Richard, probably more than he ever realised, and he will be a huge loss to all of his friends, family and work colleagues.”
His wife has added:
“Richard it has been a blessing to share my life with you, my dearest friend, my biggest love, my soul mate. My kind, generous, funny, clever, cheeky husband.
“Thank you for loving me and being the best father to our children. I’ll love you and cherish our time together forever.”
Members of Richard Woodcock’s family have requested for their privacy to be respected and therefore do not wish to speak to the media at this difficult time.