THE ashes of a fun-loving young man who died this summer have been scattered at sea during the re-enactment of one of his scariest antics.

Family and friends gathered on the beach at Weston-super-Mare to say their final farewells to Mitchell Hole, 30, of Rectory Road, Norton Fitzwarren.

During the memorial event, David Black and Ashley Davies rowed out in a dinghy to sprinkle their friend's remains on to the Bristol Channel.

It brought back memories of an incident last year when Mr Hole and Mr Black had to be rescued by a lifeboat crew after getting into difficulty in a dinghy on the same stretch of water.

Mr Hole's stepmother, Mel Arscott, said: "Mitch was very popular and a lot of people were there to see his ashes scattered.

"There was music and people recalled their memories of him. It's the sort of thing he'd have really enjoyed."

Mr Hole died on July 1 at Musgrove Park Hospital two days after collapsing at his family home after taking drugs.

His devastated family received some comfort from the fact that his death helped save the lives of three other people as his liver and both kidneys were donated.

Shortly after his death, his mother, Lorraine Grundy, said: "Please, anyone taking drugs think twice. You never know what's round the corner."

Her son was born in Musgrove and raised in Norton Fitzwarren, where he attended the village primary school before moving on to the former Ladymead School, in Taunton.

He worked as a Rebeat DJ and a tattoo artist and a number of DJ tribute events are being held in his memory in the coming months.