A member of the popular shanty singing band Fisherman's Friends is seriously ill in hospital after an incident at a concert venue where another man died.
The Cornish-based group had been due to perform at the G Live venue in Guildford, Surrey, shortly after 11.45am yesterday [Saturday], but the gig was called off following the incident.
Police were called to the scene after a report that two men were trapped under a metal door. One of the men suffered serious injuries to his legs, officers confirmed.
He was treated by paramedics but was declared dead at the scene. The other man - an unnamed member of the ten-strong group - was taken by ambulance to St George's Hospital, Tooting, with serious head injuries.
The Fisherman’s Friends are shanty singers from Port Isaac on Cornwall’s rugged, panoramic north coast. They've delighted visitors and locals there for more than 15 years.
Their regular portside concerts have become a much-loved local institution and visiting celebs such as Chris Evans, Gloria Hunniford, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, have fallen under the spell of their Shanty singing.
A concert by the Port Isaac group Fisherman's Friends in Guildford was cancelled last night following the death of a man at the location. He died after a metal door collapsed on him at a concert venue. The victim is believed to be a member of the Cornish band's entourage.
Surrey Police were called to the 'G Live' venue shortly after 11.45am yesterday [Saturday], following a report that two men were trapped under a metal door.
One of the men suffered serious injuries to his legs. He was treated by paramedics, but was declared dead at the scene. The other man was then taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting with serious head injuries.
The Health and Safety Executive has been informed of the death.