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I knew the ocean would take him, says grieving son of Brian Black

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Brian Black with pet dog Flub

Brian Black with pet dog Flub

Flowers left at Strangford harbour, where the UTV presenter’s car plunged into the waters of the lough

Flowers left at Strangford harbour, where the UTV presenter’s car plunged into the waters of the lough

Brian Black with his son Kieron

Brian Black with his son Kieron

Brian Black with pet dog Flub

The heartbroken son of broadcaster Brian Black has said he "always knew the ocean would take him", but added that he and his sister are struggling with the nature of their father's sudden death.

Kieron Black and Sarah Brown also said they wished to thank those who tried to save the former UTV presenter's life after his car plunged into Strangford Lough in what they believe was a freak accident.

The 77-year-old grandfather-of-one, who was a familiar face on local television, was in the front seat of the vehicle when it rolled backwards off the quay around 11.30am on Tuesday.