Everton FC steward 'falls 200ft to his death’ during mountain walk holiday

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AN Everton FC steward has tragically died falling 200ft during a mountain walk on holiday, according to reports.

Popular Everton FC Steward and church warden Clive Bettering with his wife, Jacqui

TRAGIC: Tributes have been paid to Clive Bettering, a popular husband who has died while abroad (Pic: Liverpool Echo)

Tributes have been paid to Clive Betteridge, who fell to his death walking in the mountains between France and Andorra this week.

He was rescued by emergency workers and flown to hospital in Andorra, where he later died, the Liverpool Echo reports.

The dad and devoted church warden has been described as an inspiration in a touching message from the vicar at the church where he devoted decades of hard work.

The area is popular with tourists

The area is popular with tourists (Pic: Liverpool Echo )

“I have valued his support, kindness and wisdom”

Kate Wharton

In a heartfelt statement Kate Wharton, vicar at St Bartholomew’s in Roby paid tribute to the 65-year-old and offered condolences to his wife, Jacqui, and daughter, Ruth.

He said: “Along with other members of the church community at St Bart’s Roby I am devastated by the loss of our well-loved church warden Clive Betteridge.

“Clive was one of the mainstays of the church and community having served here for almost 30 years as Sunday School teacher, choir master, in the church band, as part of the gardening team, and as church warden.

“In my time as vicar I have valued his support, kindness and wisdom, his love for Jesus and his inspiration to many on their faith journey.

“He will be much missed and all our thoughts and prayers go out to Jacqui and Ruth and the whole family.”

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said: “We are supporting the family of a British man who died in Andorra and are in touch with the local authorities.”

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