Community pays tribute to Cranbourne North fisherman

Vigil for Cranbourne North fisherman Andres Pancha. (Gary Sissons: 417618)

Community members gathered around Frankston Pier in the early morning on Saturday 6 July to pay tribute to an allegedly murdered Cranbourne North fisherman.

The 45-year-old Andres Pancha was found unresponsive at the pier and died at the scene on 29 June, following an alleged attack by 36-year-old Forrest Stevenson of no fixed address.

The bereaved family has launched a fundraising in memory of Mr Pancha.

“Andres was a kind and gentle soul, known for his love of nature and his passion for fishing. His absence leaves an irreplaceable void in our lives,” the fundraising page noted.

“We are grateful for the outpouring of support and condolences from friends and community members during this incredibly difficult time. Your kindness and prayers mean the world to us as we navigate this tragedy.

“In honour of Andres’ memory, we ask that you keep his spirit alive by cherishing your loved ones and spreading kindness wherever you go.”

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