Tributes flow for young dad who fell to his death at Brisbane backpackers
Tributes are flowing for a young dad who fell five floors to his death at a Brisbane backpackers hostel on Sunday.
Emergency services responded to calls that Rashonn Armstrong-Reilly, 20, had fallen at the Nomads backpackers at about 9.20pm on Sunday, supposedly when trying to retrieve his falling phone, 7 News reported.
Paramedics including the critical care unit treated him for critical injuries, however he was unable to be saved and died at the scene.
Tributes from friends and family have been flowing for Mr Armstrong-Reilly, who was an aspiring artist and went to Cloncurry State School, before moving to the Chinchilla/ Dalby area in Queensland.
The 20-year-old has left behind a 16-month-old son Zerrakai described as "his everything," as well as his "beloved" partner Tiarne Leeding.
“You and your son's memories will never be forgotten,” Ms Leeding wrote on social media, The Courier Mail reported.
“Miss you Shonny."
Friend Jennifer Hetherington posted on Facebook about Mr Armstrong-Reilly, calling him "the most talented and warm hearted boy" and reminiscing about their shared memories.
"Back a few years ago Rashonn painted a memorial painting of our two horses after we had to put them down," Ms Hetherington said, as well as posting a picture of the painting online.
Another friend, Sarah Feekings, also took to Facebook, writing about his big heart and how "high school was a barrel of laughs with (him)".
His aunty, Nikita Bunter, made a GoFundMe to cover funeral costs, which has already raised more than $4300, to "give Rashonn the send off he deserves".
She said his family have been left "completely devastated" and "any help no matter how big or small will be greatly appreciated".
His death is being treated as an accident by police and a report will be prepared for the coroner.
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