Cornish photographer funeral

The funeral of a Cornish surfer who drowned in the Hayle Estuary last month takes place today. Jacob Cockle died while apparently filming a whirlpool in Carnsew Pool. The area is notorious for the torrents of water.

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Funeral of Cornish photographer and surfer

It's believed that Jacob Cockle drowned while filming a whirlpool Credit: Pasty Adventures

The funeral of a Cornish surfer who drowned in the Hayle Estuary last month takes place today.

Jacob Cockle died while apparently filming a whirlpool in Carnsew Pool. The area is notorious for the torrents of water, and the 28-year-old had filmed them before. His funeral will take place at St Mary's Church in Penzance.

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Full report: Whirlpool death

Police are tonight warning against swimming in a deadly stretch of water in west Cornwall. It comes after a photographer drowned in a dangerous part of the Hayle Estuary.

Jacob Cockle from Penzance was swimming in Carnsew Pool - an area notorious for whirlpools.

Videos have been posted online by people filming themselves in the whirlpools, despite warning signs nearby.

Jacob's 'get up and do' attitude inspired many

Jacob Cockle died on Tuesday night Credit: Pasty Adventures

Jacob Cockle died on Tuesday night when it's thought he was trying to film the whirlpools in Carnsew Pool in Hayle.

Lee Harvey, the owner of Pasty Adventures kitesurf school, who's known Jacob Cockle for more than 20 years, has paid tribute to him.

"Jacob was the kindest friendliest photographer and waterman you could ever meet whose get up and do attitude to life inspired many.

He was happiest in the water and will always be remembered for the great times shared with friends all over the world and especially in his beloved West Cornwall".

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