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Body of angler found a week after going missing

The brothers, who were keen anglers, were swept out to sea a week ago. Credit: ITV West Country

The body of a man has been found off the coast of Constantine Bay in Padstow. It's believed to be that of 30-year-old, Dr Robert Allen from Bristol who went missing on Monday 4 September.

He had been out on a fishing trip with his brother at Treyarnon Bay.

At the time of the search and rescue operation being launched, Dr Allen's brother, 21-year-old Charles Allen, was found in the water and airlifted to Royal Cornwall Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A body thought to be that of Dr Robert Allen has been found a week after he went missing. Credit: Linked In

Coastguards decided to call off the search for Dr Allen on the Tuesday.

Officers were alerted by a member of the public and attended the scene along with HM Coastguard who retrieved the body.

The family of Robert Allen have been informed and formal identification will be carried out shortly.

The brothers were holidaying with family in Cornwall when the incident happened, and had been fishing many times before.

The brothers were fishing near Treyarnon Bay when they werre swept into sea. Credit: ITV West Country

Anthony and Margaret Allen, parents of Charles and Robert, have paid tribute to the brothers.

Our sons were happy, kind, intelligent, loving brothers and we are in a state of shock at what has happened. We are living a nightmare that you would never want to happen to anyone. We are praying Robert is located so that we can say goodbye to our sons together.

Charles was a hard-working loving son and Robert was an associate of Bath University, specialising in 3D printing.

They both loved being part of our large family and had recently become uncles. They took their fishing seriously and would study timetables and forecasts before venturing out. They were experienced fisherman but a freak accident has changed our lives forever and it is difficult to find words to explain our pain.

We would like to thank all of the rescue teams involved in the recovery of Charles and the ongoing search for Robert.

We ask that our privacy is respected at this difficult time.

– Anthony and Margaret Allen, parents of Charles and Robert

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