AMBULANCE staff have paid tribute to a "kind, caring and dedicated" paramedic who took his own life.

Christopher Ealdon worked at Bracknell Ambulance Station as a paramedic and was loved by his colleagues.

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His sister Samantha Lovell, who has set up a fundraising page in his memory, describes how he was loved and liked by so many people and spent his life caring for others.

South Central Ambulance Service has shared a kind-hearted tribute in memory of Christopher

Kirsten Willis, head of operations (West Berkshire) at South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS), said: "Chris’ death has been a terrible shock for his many colleagues and friends at SCAS. "He was a highly valued member of our team who was kind, caring and dedicated himself to providing the very best care for his patients.

"He will be missed by us all.”

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Tributes from colleagues and friends have poured in.

Rita Francis said: "I knew Chris as a work colleague but also as a friend, and was saddened to hear what happened. You always think it will never happen to someone you know, but it does. RIP Chris."

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