The man who died in the recent Sandymouth rockfall has been named as Doug Curry from Hampshire.
A fundraising page has been set up:
… to help raise money for this very international family so they can attend the funeral and to ensure that Maggie, Doug’s wife, is provided for as she now becomes the sole breadwinner. She is a counselor and for now, is taking time off work due to the loss. We would also like to provide for her to be able to take a more-than-holiday, a pilgrimage to enable her to continue with this shattering new chapter in her life.
Doug’s children explain what happened:
Dad and mum were camping in Cornwall on the South West Point of England. The two of them walked and spent time at the beach that Maggie and her family have gone to since she was a young girl. They celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on the 14th of July. On the 16th they set up against the cliff that we children remember from our childhood holidays. Dad tried to string his hammock on the rocks close by but hadn’t had any luck, so went to try at another spot. He went to adjust his hammock and a large rock fell and took his life. A lifeguard was nearby and was with Dad in under a minute; he found that Dad had already died. Thankfully, family and friends were able to join mum within three hours. All his children were there within 24 hours from around the world. We are thankful to have such a beautiful place to remember him.