Fall from carpark kills Colac youth

Tributes have continued to flow for Colac teenager Ryan Robbins as Victoria Police investigates his death.

Colac’s Ryan Robbins, front, died after he accidentally fell from a car park complex in Melbourne. He is pictured with Troy Young, who described Mr Robbins as a “loyal, good friend”.

Mr Robbins, 19, who previously attended Colac High School, died when he fell from a car park complex in Melbourne’s central business district on Friday morning.

Dozens of tributes inundated the popular teen’s Facebook page on Friday and during the weekend, with friends and family paying homage to a happy, fun-loving, genuine “mate” who was loved by many.

Close friend and fellow Colac man Troy Young, 20, spoke to The Colac Herald on Friday and paid tribute to his “best mate since Grade One”.

“He was a very loyal, good friend and he always put other people first,” Mr Young said.

Staff lowered flags to half mast at Colac meat processing plant CRF on Friday in memory of Mr Robbins, who worked there with his father Dale and brother Chris.

The family has strong links to Polwarth and District Tennis Association with Chris, association president and Forrest player, and Dale, Pennyroyal president, heavily involved in the association.

Mr Robbins played junior tennis for Pennyroyal.

Mr Robbins was in the multi-level building on Russell Street near the Bourke Street inter-section at 1.15am on Friday when he fell over the edge to his death.

A police statement said Mr Robbins was in the CBD with friends but police were unsure of his exact movements before the incident.

Police say there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding Mr Robbins’ death and are preparing a report for the coroner.

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