Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.
"We Will Dearly Miss Him"
6:55am 29th October 2014
The teenage son of one of the people who drowned in the Mawgan Porth tragedy has paid tribute to his "fun-loving" dad.
Kevin Reynolds from St Austell ran into the pounding waves along with Rachel Dunn and surgeon Stuart Calder when they spotted four teenagers in trouble.
The youngsters made it back to shore OK, but the adults could not be saved.
It has been revealed that all three dashed into the waves to try to save the teenagers.
Former soldier Kevin and his friend Rachel had already got out of the sea because it was too rough - but selflessly ran back in when they realised something was wrong.
Paying tribute to his dad Michael Reynolds said: "All I can say is that he was a fun-loving guy, very out-going. He was just very happy - and I know he loved us all.
"I miss him."
One of Mr Reynold's neighbours said: “They were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Initially, they went in to surf but the conditions were too rough so they came back in.
“They noticed that some teenagers were getting into trouble so they rushed out to help them.
“It was Kevin, Rachel and that poor guy from Leeds. They all acted totally selflessly, rushing into danger to help other people.
“That’s what he was like, totally selfless and noble. He was just trying to help. I hate to imagine what would have happened if he hadn’t been there."
Share This StoryTweet
Claudio Ranieri: Manager sacked by Leicester City
National News: Claudio Ranieri has been sacked as manager of Premier League champions Leicester City just nine months after they lifted the trophy.
Game of Thrones' Dark Hedges tree destroyed by Storm Doris
Showbiz News: A 200-year-old tree in a landmark avenue made famous by Game of Thrones has been destroyed by Storm Doris.
British Cycling 'may have crossed ethical lines' - UK Sport Chairman
Sports News: British Cycling may have crossed ethical lines in its treatment of athletes in the past, according to the chairman of UK Sport Rod Carr.
Ancient microbes found trapped in crystals in Mexican cave system
Strange News: A population of microbes that are tens of thousands of years old has been discovered in a place called Hell.
VIDEO: One Direction Criticised Over Chimpanzee Video
Cornwall News: Cornish charity writes to the boy band after primate features in new video