Jethro, 38, was originally from Salcombe but had moved to live in Holland with his partner and two children.
Jethro passed away following the incident on 22nd August. Emergency services were called to the scene just after midnight after reports of a car entering the water after traveling across grassland and shrubbery.
Jethro was treated by paramedics at the scene but unfortunately was pronounced deceased a short time later.
Today, his family have paid tribute to him:
“Jethro was born on December 20th 1976 in the Norfolk and Norwich hospital. The first child of Jon Grosvenor Alsop and Susan Alsop. When he was three years old, his parents sold up their house and sail making business in Norfolk to move on board their new home, Camelot, a gaff rigged teak ketch they bought in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.
“Jethro learned to row, swim, drive an outboard motor, sail a lateen-rigged dinghy and free dive to check the anchor was holding well in up to 20 feet of water before he learned to ride a bike.
“By the age of seven, Jethro was responsible for most of the navigation up the Intra coastal Waterway from Fort Lauderdale in Florida right up to Annapolis – following the magenta line on the charts, calling out the numbers on the marks as we worked down to zero in Virginia.
“By the time Jethro was fourteen years old, it was apparent that he had a form of dyslexia, and was still not reading or writing fluently. Extra private coaching helped tremendously, but he was disruptive in class. The headmistress summoned Jon and Sue to school to say “something must be done” or he would be expelled.
“So off he went to the USA and learned at first hand the skills he would need to be a useful member of a boat’s working crew. He also treated himself to a pierced ear and driving lessons out of the tips he earned.
“He saved up enough to buy an old school bus converted into a camper van in Perth in Western Australia . With his good mates John Glover and Andrew Beech they spent a year working and travelling around Ausralia clockwise from April 2000 until March 2001.
“Jethro managed to get back from Australia just in time to spend the last few days with his father before his death in Feruary 2011. And only a couple of weeks after that funeral, Louise gave birth to Mia Isabella Alsop in Amsterdam. Their son Alexander was born there in October 2013.”