Tributes pour in for White Island victim Hayden Marshall-Inman

Ryan Bridge 10/12/2019

A local man presumed dead in the White Island eruption has been remembered as 'full of life'.

Hayden Marshall-Inman is one of numerous people believed to have died in Monday's eruption.

Five people have been confirmed dead and eight people remain missing and are believed to be dead.

Ryan Bridge spoke with Janine Walter, a friend and co-worker to Hayden, she described to Ryan how Hayden, “was larger than life and loved everybody.”

There was nothing he wouldn’t do for anybody.

Hearing the emotion in Janine’s voice, Ryan offers his condolences and reminds her that the country is carrying the community in their thoughts.

Ryan moves the conversation to how Janine and Hayden had first met, learning they had worked with one another for about seven years and she is reminded of the fun they had together.

She told Ryan, “Oh, we just had the most funniest, we were always getting into trouble, he and I.”

Janine remembers his sense of humour, social events and speaks with joy about the memories that she has of Hayden.

We just had heaps and heaps of fun together, I’m going to miss him dearly.

During the interview Janine shares with Ryan a litany of stories detailing her memories, jokes and gives an insight into the kind of man Hayden was, describing him as “such a caring soul.”

Janine tells Ryan how losing Hayden has impacted upon how she will look to the island from now on saying, “I used to look out there and used to think that looks beautiful.”

I used to think how beautiful it was, and now I just hate it for what it has done.

She goes on to say that she had been to the island before but never will go again, and could go without ever seeing it form the coastline if possible.

Ryan finishes the interview thanking Janine for her time and reminding her that the country have her and the community in their thoughts.

You can watch the full interview above.