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Tribute to young woman who died in Cornwall

Tribute to young woman who died in Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 7:16am 19th March 2019. (Updated at 7:18am 19th March 2019)

The parents of a young woman who died after being found on a Cornish river bank have paid a heartbreaking tribute.

Pearl Bamford was discovered in the Garras Wharf area of Truro on Friday morning.

Efforts were made to revive the 19-year-old from Bude, but she died in hospital.

Pearl's family have described her as a "wonderful cherished daughter and friend", who "shone brightly".

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The family of Pearl Bamford, who died after being found on the river bank in Truro, have paid a heartbreaking tribute

"Pearl was a beautiful unique creative young woman with a great future ahead of her.

"She shone brightly and her light will be sorely missed.

"Her family and friends are mourning the tragic and untimely loss of their wonderful cherished daughter and friend".

Pearl's Family

"Police were called at around 10am on Friday 15th March following the discovery of a body of a woman on the river bank in Truro.

"The woman who died on Friday in Truro has been named as 19-year-old Pearl Bamford from Bude.

"Enquiries into the death of Pearl have been completed and police await results of a formal post-mortem.

"Family are aware of these developments and this death is currently being treated as unexplained; this matter is not thought to be suspicious".

Devon and Cornwall Police

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