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Young man who died at Newlyn harbour is named

Young man who died at Newlyn harbour is named

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 12:29pm 19th November 2019. (Updated at 12:45pm 19th November 2019)

Police have named the young man who died following an 'industrial incident' at a Cornish harbour.

Conor Moseley was from the Penzance area and was just 20-years-old.

Emergency services rushed to the scene in Newlyn on Friday afternoon, but sadly the youngster could not be saved.

That evening 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".

A joint investigation is now being carried out by police officers and the coastguard.

The Health and Safety Executive is also looking into what happened.

Incident at Newlyn Harbour
The scene at Newlyn harbour after the fatal industrial incident on Friday

"Police were called at around 4.15pm on Friday 15th November to Newlyn harbour following reports of an industrial incident on-board a vessel.

"Emergency services attended the scene where 20-year-old Conor Mosely, from the Penzance area, was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

"Officers from the Camborne Local Investigation Team and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency are carrying out a joint investigation. 

"Officers from the Health and Safety Executive are due to attend in due course to carry out enquiries."

Devon and Cornwall Police

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

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