Hero dad, 86, drowns after jumping into canal to save disabled daughter when her mobility scooter crashed into the water

Hero dad, 86, drowns after jumping into canal to save disabled daughter when her mobility scooter crashed into the water



A hero dad drowned while rescuing his disabled daughter after she lost control of her mobility scooter and fell into a canal.



Lawrence Casey, 86, dived into Bude Canal in north Cornwall to rescue his daughter Jessica after she fell into the water on Wednesday, September 1.



Emergency services confirmed following the incident that Jessica had been pulled from the water by members of the public and taken to hospital by an ambulance, but that Mr Casey tragically died at the scene of his heroic rescue.



A Devon and Cornwall Police spokeswoman said: "Emergency services were called at 5.20pm to Bude Canal following reports of concern for the welfare of two people in the water.Latest Post
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