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Tributes to Surrey man who died after being washed out to sea

Tributes have been paid to a Surrey man who died after being washed out to sea in Cornwall on New Year's Day.

Harry Swordy, 27, from Guildford, Surrey, had gone for a paddle with friends at Loe Bar beach after celebrating the new year but was "taken out of knee-deep water by a huge wave".

Friends Tom and Lou Luddington wrote a blog post in tribute to Mr Swordy.

They said: "Harry was such an amazing character, so full of life, warmth and plans forthe future. He will be so missed.

"Harry, amongst other talents, was a professional story-teller. His stories were full of beauty, wonder and they were clever and moving."

Friends have also begun a #StormHarry appeal on Twitter for the UK's ongoing bad weather to be named after him.

Drowning tragedy: Company statement

Skibound, the Brighton based company which employed Sussex teenager Lucy Sallis who drowned in an pool at a French ski resort, has issued a statement

It said: "The thoughts and condolences of all at Skibound are with the family and friends.

"All our efforts are focused on ensuring they are supported in any way possible through this very difficult time.

"Skibound's team continue to liaise closely with the family members, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the British Embassy in France."

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Tributes to Sussex drowning victim

Lucy Sallis drowned in a pool at a French ski resort Credit: Facebook

Tributes have been paid to Sussex teenager Lucy Sallis who drowned in an pool at a French ski resort.

On Twitter scores spoke of their loss.

@c4rri3 commented: "She is beautiful, she's the most perfect girl I've ever met, rip lucy sallis x"

@YeahItsArch said: "RIP Lucy God bless the Sallis Family at this time of their loss x"

@adethedrummer wrote: "Absolutely devastating news, RIP Lucy Sallis. Taken so young"

Sussex teen drowns at ski resort

A teenager from Sussex has drowned in a swimming pool at a French ski resort.

Lucy Sallis, who was 19, and from Bognor Regis died in the outdoor pool in Alpe d'Huez.

It's been reported that she was part of a group who scaled a two-metre fence to gain access to the pool late at night and Lucy got trapped under the sheeting.

The former Chichester college student had been working at the Hotel Belle Aurore.

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