Family pays tribute to victim of King Harry Ferry tragedy
Tributes have been paid to the woman who died at the King Harry Ferry in Cornwall. Ann Pewter died when a car, in which she was a passenger, went into the water from the slipway last month. Her family say her death has created an enormous hole in their lives that cannot be filled.
She and her husband had retired to the South West and had lived in Tavistock for several years. She was a keen photographer and passionately interested in wildlife.
Her family also thanked everyone in attempts to rescue her and her dogs, particularly the diver who tried to recover the car.
Tributes have been paid to a woman who died at the King Harry Ferry in Cornwall. Ann Pewter died when a car in which she was a passenger, went into the water from the slipway last month. Her family have also thanked everyone involved in attempts to rescue her and her dogs.
We have no words to express our thanks to the diver for his selfless efforts and disregard of his own personal safety in attempting to recover the car. We would also like to thank many friends, neighbours and family whose exceptional kindness and support has been invaluable as we come to terms with our loss.
– Family of Ann Pewter
Ann and her husband had retired to the South West and had lived in Tavistock for a number of years. Her family say she was a keen photographer who was passionately interested in wildlife.
She had holidayed in Cornwall frequently and loved photographing its beautiful gardens and spectacular coast. Her loss, and that of her lovely dogs, has created an enormous hole in our lives that cannot be filled.
A woman who died when the car she was in rolled into the River Fal earlier this week has been identified as Ann Pewter from Tavistock.
The 74 year old woman was a passenger in the car which slipped in the water at the King Harry Ferry slipway on Wednesday afternoon. The vehicle was recovered but she and two dogs did not survive. The driver was not in the car at the time.
Investigations underway after car rolled off ferry slipway
Investigations are underway after an elderly woman died when a car rolled off a ferry slipway in Cornwall. A man was outside the car when it went into the River Fal yesterday afternoon. Services on the King Harry Ferry were suspended. This morning they're back to normal.
A woman has died after a car rolled off a slipway into the River Fal in south-east Cornwall. Emergency services were called to the scene at around 4 o'clock this afternoon at the Roseland Peninsula where the King Harry Ferry operates. The car slid into the water and sank within minutes.
Falmouth coastguards have confirmed that at 4pm they were told that a vehicle had gone into the water on the Philleigh side of the King Harry Ferry. Coastguard Rescue Teams began a search along with RNLI lifeboats from Falmouth and The Royal Navy search and rescue helicopter from Culdrose.
A local mussel diver/fisherman has spoken to us about the incident. He says dived down 5 times to try and open a window or door but couldn't. He then tried to tie a tow rope from the fire service but had nothing to tie it onto.