The family of an Uckfield man who was found dead in Buxted Park woods earlier this year told an inquest he was a kind and sociable man.
Andrew Kinsella, 39, of The Dene, Uckfield, was found by Jamie and Donna Scott on April 8 this year following a missing person’s search.
Andrew was childhood friends with Jamie and had been best man at the couple’s wedding 15 years ago.
They had become concerned for Andrew’s welfare after seeing a missing person’s report on social media and decided to search Buxted Park woods.
The couple found Andrew in a tent, where he had died after suffering an episode of an acute liver disease.
Andrew had previously been admitted to hospital with the condition.
In a prepared message, Andrew’s family described him as a sociable man who excelled at his job in telesales.
The family also reported Andrew had became withdrawn after the dissolution of his marriage some years earlier.
Speaking at the inquest, Andrew’s father, William Kinsella said: “It’s going to take a long, long time to recover.
“As soon as you wake up in the morning or go to bed at night, he is still there.”
Andrew had been reported missing to Sussex Police by his family members several days before his body was found in Buxted Park woods.
Coroner Alan Craze recorded a conclusion of alcohol related death.
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