Stephen Thomas, Teen Photographer With Downs Syndrome, Named Among Dead In Canadian Whale Boat Sinking

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Same Difference is very sad to learn that Stephen Thomas, a keen photographer from Swindon who had Downs Syndrome, was among the 5 British people who lost their lives while whale watching in Canada at the weekend.

Stephen’s age is currently unclear- the BBC reports that he was 17 while the Telegraph says he was 18.

Stephen was a member of the Swindon Downs Syndrome group. A fellow member told the Telegraph that the group would release a statement later.

The Telegraph reports that in 2014, Stephen “won top prize in a photography competition run by the Down’s Syndrome Association with a photograph taken of Moraine Lake while on holiday in Canada. ”

Stephen’s father, David Thomas, 50, worked for Microsoft and also lost his life in the incident.

At the time, Mr Thomas expressed pride in Stephen’s achievement, saying: “It is fantastic that Stephen has been honoured. He’s so…

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