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Family tribute after a young man's death in harbour

Family tribute after a young man's death in harbour

Published by Emma Carton at 10:56am 22nd November 2019. (Updated at 11:15am 22nd November 2019)

The family of a young man who died in Newlyn harbour have paid an emotional tribute.

20-year-old Conor Moseley from the Penzance area lost his life on board a boat last week.

Emergency services were scrambled to reports of an industrial incident last Friday.

Police, firefighters, paramedics, Coastguards and a helicopter got the call but, tragically, he could not be saved.

Conor's family say he grew up in the local fishing community, even landing fish from his dad's boat as a boy.

He is being described as a 'legend', a 'very kind-hearted lad' and someone who will be 'greatly missed'.

Conor Moseley
The family of a young man who died in a Cornish harbour have paid an emotional tribute, describing Conor Moseley as a 'legend'.

"Conor Moseley is described by his family and those who knew him as a ‘legend’, known for his smile which was as bright as the stars.

"Having grown up around the Newlyn fishing community, Conor was well known and loved by the fishermen who got to know him well over the years from when he used to help land the fish from his dad's boat as a young boy.

"Since he was a child Conor wanted nothing more than to follow in his father’s footsteps and work out at sea on the fishing boats.

"With this in mind Conor arranged his school work experience at the harbour and was in the process of completing a level three apprenticeship in mechanical engineering to widen his options within his chosen field.

"To all who knew him Conor was a very kind-hearted lad.

"Devoted to his family, Conor would take on the mantle of the 'man of the family' when his father was at sea providing support to his Mother, Sister and Niece.

"Conor got on with everybody and will be greatly missed by his many friends and colleagues and most of all by his family.

"Conor's family would like to express their thanks for the many heartfelt messages, and flowers that they have received from far and wide".

Family Tribute

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