The heartbroken pals of a British man killed in a horror moped crash on the first day of a dream holiday have issued a desperate plea to help fly his body home.
Kyle Barrow, 27, and his best mate Cal 'Junior' Noble, 24 hired the scooters for a "day of adventures" in Antalya, Turkey on June 7 when tragedy struck.
Cal said the pair were moments from their hotel when he turned to find Kyle had crashed and was lying in the road.
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The 24-year-old told the Mirror : “I grabbed him, screaming, taking him on to the grass, as there were still cars going past. I held him, I was kissing him, screaming at him, with blood all over me.
“He was looking at me and smiling and then he went cold and I just knew.”
Sadly, Kyle, from Oldham, Greater Manchester, was pronounced dead in hospital.
And now his friend's and family have been dealt a second blow after finding out that they'd have to pay to fly him home as the insurance they bought once they were in Turkey does not cover repatriation costs.
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A fundraising campaign has now been launched by Cal and Kyle's devastated girlfriend, Hannah Marie to raise £35,000 to fly Kyle home and help "give him the send off he deserves."
It says: "Kyle was loved by everyone and it is with the heaviest heart and deepest sense of urgency that I ask for your support and kindness during this difficult time.
"Any donation, no matter how small, will go directly towards covering the expenses associated with flying Kyle from Turkey, back to the UK and towards the send off that he deserves."
The page, which has already raised over £15,000 adds: "Please help us get our Keezy home."
Cal, a TikTok influencer also from Oldham, added: “Kyle had never been abroad and we were so excited. I don’t think he’d been happier.
“Kyle always wanted to go parasailing, so I said ‘Let’s do it’ and it was amazing. We did jetskiing, too, and he was laughing his head off. He was just in his element."
The Foreign Office said: “We are assisting the family of a British man who died in Turkey and are in contact with the local authorities.”
To make a donation to help get Kyle home, click here.
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