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Mawgan Porth Tragedy: Surfers' Funeral Held

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 6:59am 13th November 2014.

A final goodbye will be said to two surfers from St Austell who drowned trying to save a group of teenagers.

42 year old Rachel Dunn and 44 year old ex-soldier Kevin Reynolds got caught in a rip current at Mawgan Porth during half-term.

They ran into the pounding waves when they saw four youngsters in trouble, alongside surgeon Stuart Calder who also died.

Hundreds of people are expected at their funeral in Truro on Thursday to celebrate their lives.

David Michael is leading the service at Penmount Crematorium: "People will come together, they'll say goodbye and celebrate everything that they meant in the past and what they'll mean to them in the future. Today we don't focus on the why or the how, we're focussing on that very special place that two people had in the life of so many.

"Part of that saying goodbye is celebrating. So many joys, so many good things in their lives; those are the memories that we hold on to. They're the thing that keeps them alive in our hearts and our minds because if we don't celebrate the good things, that's where we'll struggle."

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