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"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."
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