Local Man Dies While Swimming Off Scilly Beach

Porthcressa Beach

Porthcressa Beach

A man died yesterday afternoon while swimming at Porthcressa Beach.

Sergeant Colin Taylor from the Isles of Scilly Police Team says the man in his early 50’s and who lived locally, had been swimming in the sea with a friend.

Sergeant Taylor says he was flown to Treliske Hospital by the Cornwall Air Ambulance but could not be revived.

3 Responses to Local Man Dies While Swimming Off Scilly Beach

  1. Jacqui August 5, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    I knew the deceased very well. When I went over to the Isles of Scilly to visit him everyone seemed to know him. The Scilly isles adopted him as one of their own. He always had a smile on his face & would welcome anyone. When he came back to Reading to visit he always came to stay with me, he would help me with the horse & we would be out & about. He wasn’t just a friend to me I loved him very much & this news is devastating not only to me but to everyone else in our community who knew him. I’ll miss his smiling face & soh. Taken too soon RIP my darling till we meet again & I’m sure Michael will be there waiting for you. God bless Jacqui xx

  2. Phil Bennett ( Benny & Diane ) August 2, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Well said Shaun, Sadly he has been taken to early great Man and many great memories.

  3. Shaun aldridge August 2, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    I know the deceased his passing has left a crushing response in our community he was loved by so many people he was a legend always had a smile on his face and would befriend anyone what ever race or colour. he was telling me about how he loved the Isles of scilly and felt like one of your own. He will not be forgotten by his friends and family and the many friends he made on the scilly Isles. Having known the deceased for years I will never forget you mate that smile and dry sense of humour God bless you until we meet again R I P. Mate