The BBC has reported on the incident at Bude Canal, where a sadly man died on Wednesday. It is now clearer what happened.
Devoted Dad, 86 year old Lawrence Casey, went into the canal to rescue his disabled daughter, Jessica, whose mobility scooter plunged into the canal after she lost control of it.
Jessica, who was taken to hospital, is now said to be recovering at home after members of the public also rushed to her aid. Mr Casey, believed to be from Callington, was sadly confirmed deceased at the scene by emergency services. His family say he was devoted to Jessica’s care.
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