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Health and safety update on fatal incident in harbour

Health and safety update on fatal incident in harbour

Published by Emma Carton at 6:45am 19th November 2019. (Updated at 12:42pm 19th November 2019)

The Health and Safety Executive has issued a statement after a fatal incident in a Cornish harbour.

A young man lost his life on board a boat at Newlyn on Friday afternoon.

He has been named as 20-year-old Conor Moseley from the Penzance area: Read more.

Emergency services rushed to the scene just after 4pm, amid reports of an industrial incident.

Officials say they are in touch with police and the Coastguard to try to work out exactly what happened.

"HSE has been made aware. At this early stage we remain in contact with the police and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency".

Health and Safety Executive

Newlyn harbour incident
The Health and Safety Executive says it is working with police and the Coastguard after a young man's death in a Cornish harbour. Photo: Chris Oates

Heartfelt tributes have been pouring in from locals, the RNLI and the fishing community of Newlyn.

The Penlee Lifeboat made the tragic journey to collect the young man's dad from a fishing trawler, still out at sea.

The crew steamed out across Mount's Bay on Friday night to fetch the skipper, calling it a "sad day for Newlyn".

Newlyn Harbour Lights cancelled its charity auction as a mark of respect, describing the loss as "tragic".

There have been many tributes on social media, with locals saying the whole community has been "rocked" by the news.

One local posted: "Such a tragedy, thinking of everyone involved, especially the close-knit fishing community of Newlyn. 

"Glad to see you are back to being fully operational, your hard work and dedication is beyond measure".

Tribute on Penlee Lifeboat's Twitter

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