Wreckage found five days after angler pulled from sea at Cadgwith

Falmouth Packet: Wreckage found five days after angler pulled from sea at Cadgwith Wreckage found five days after angler pulled from sea at Cadgwith

Wreckage from the boat of an angler who died after being pulled from the sea at Cadgwith has been found near Plymouth five days after he died.

The angler, who has been named locally as Chris Newton from Ruan Minor, had been airlifted to Truro’s Royal Cornwall Hospital last Wednesday, but doctors were unable to save him.

A search and rescue operation was launched at 7pm that day, after Mr Newton failed to return as expected at around 4pm.

The wreckage from his boat was found near Eddystone Reef yesterday.

Mr Newton, an environmental expert, moved to Cornwall with his wife four years ago, having previously held the post of director of Environment at States of Jersey.

He also worked for the Environment Agency in Bristol and London.

Mr Newton was a well known figure in the fishing community on the Lizard Peninsula and was an experienced angler.

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