A model and budding TV star has been found dead at a popular holiday park after battling depression.
Grant Clarey, 21, who was a keen surfer, was found hanged at a holiday park in Newquay, Cornwall, in the early hours of Monday.
The lifeguard, who also worked as a model and was lined up to feature on a Channel 4 show in the summer, told his hundreds of Facebook friends he was ‘feeling alone’ just hours before his death.
Mr Clarey wrote on his facebook on sunday evening that he is ‘Seriously fed up – anyone free this evening. Pm me – feeling alone.’
According to Jim’s father, Mr Clarey, who is a former policeman, said his son had ‘everything to live for’ but acknowledged that he had suffered from depression.
He said: ‘The world was his oyster.
Grant always wanted to join the Army but that didn’t work out because he’s injured his breastbone. So he started doing some work for Help for Heroes every Wednesday at the surf lodge.
Mr Clarey, who had an older brother and three sisters worked as a lifeguard at the Piran Meadows Resort and Spa in Newquay and had been previously involved in local surf clubs. He also played for local rugby team Newquay Hornets RFC.