I do not know how many of you know, but the young lad who fell from the Manadon flyover on Monday 23rd was 16 year old, and lifelong Argyle fan Matthew Cotter. Matthew attended St Boniface's College and had just finished his last GCSE exam before the incident took place. He passed away in Derriford Hospital later that day. Matthew was a Green as a youngster and so it is with great sadness and shock that his passing has come at such a tragically young age.
A quote from one of his close friends..
On Monday 23rd June we lost one of the kindest, funniest people I know. That morning I was told about 15 minutes after it had happened by a friend and at first I didn't know what to do, I wanted to think it was a joke or a dream but it wasn't and then it hit me, and I just broke down, something I did multiple times that day, any of us that knew Matt were in no doubt that he had a bright future ahead of him and the he had a lot of potential, having spent the last five years in his class it's fair to say that I've got so many memories of things that he has said and done, things that have defined my secondary school life. With Matt leaving us it's fair to say life will never be the same, he has left a gap in all our lives, and at 16 he left us way before his time. My thoughts go out everyone that knows him, family, friends and whoever else. R.I.P Matt x
On the same day myself and a few friends left a memorial on Manadon flyover footbridge and we would be honoured if you did the same.
RIP Matthew Cotter, 1997-2014.