Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Consultant Killed in Beach Tragedy

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Consultant Killed in Beach Tragedy

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Claire Hayhurst and Rod Minchin ONE of three surfers who died at a coastal beauty spot is believed to be a hospital consultant, it has emerged.

Stuart Calder, 52, and two other adults were rescued off Mawgan Porth beach in Newquay, Cornwall on Sunday afternoon.

They had been pulled from the sea unconscious alongside four children and taken to hospital in a serious condition but were later pronounced dead.

Devon and Cornwall Police said those that died were a 52-year-old man from Leeds, a 44-year-old man from St Austell and a 42-year-old woman also from St Austell.

Formal identification of the victims is now not expected until tomday at the earliest but their deaths are not being treated as suspicious.

It is understood that the man from Leeds was Mr Calder, who worked as an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in treating knee conditions at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. He also had a private practice.

Four teenage boys - two aged 18, one aged 16 and one aged 15 - also attended the hospital but were found to be "safe and well". …

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