A man in his 80s died after an incident at Bude Canal in Wednesday. The incident occurred at around 5.20pm.
Emergency services were alerted after concerns were reported about two people in the canal. A woman in her 20s, who was a daughter of the man concerned, was pulled from the canal by members of the public. She was taken to hospital by ambulance.
The man in his 80s was confirmed dead at the scene. A relative commented on Bude Notice Board Facebook page:
Lovely people of Bude, can you do your thing and help me find the incredible passers by who stopped to help during the incident at Bude Canal yesterday in which my father tragically lost his life rescuing my sister. We are deeply shocked, of course, but I am so incredibly heartened by those who helped. My family and I would like to express our deep gratitude for all those involved.
The passers-by were tracked down and thanked for their actions in helping at this very sad incident.
Our thoughts go out to the family concerned.