BREAKING Bude CORNWALL

A heroic 86-year-old father has died while trying to rescue his disabled daughter from Bude Canal in north Cornwall

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Lawrence Casey went into the body of water after his daughter Jessica, believed to be in her 20s, lost control of her mobility scooter.

Members of the public also followed him into the canal to help pull the woman out, however Mr Casey was pronounced dead at the scene following the ordeal on Wednesday afternoon.

His family expressed their shock at his death but thanked all those who offered support during the tragedy.