Members of the sea shanty singing group gathered in their home village of Port Isaac today, as Steve Hardy reports.
Grief-stricken members of Cornwall-based sea shanty group Fisherman's Friends have thanked the public for their support, after their tour manager died and singer Trevor Grills was seriously injured in a freak accident.
Paul McMullen died at the scene of the incident on Saturday, hours before the ten-piece were due to perform at the G Live venue in Guildford, Surrey.
He was trapped underneath a door at the venue's loading bay, police said. Mr Grills suffered head injuries and is in a serious condition in hospital.
Band member Jon Cleave, who introduces the Fisherman's Friends songs during concerts, gave this statement a short time ago.
The Fishermans Friends have made an emotional statement following the death of their tour manager and the serious injury to one of the group. They said their thoughts were with the families of both men.
Trevor Grills is seriously ill in hospital after a door collapsed on him and the tour manager at a venue in Surrey where they were due to perform.
Tributes have been paid to the tour manager of shanty group Fisherman's Friends, who died after he was trapped under a metal door, hours before the group were due to perform.
Paul McMullen was pronounced dead at the scene - the G Live venue in Guildford - following the incident at 11.45am yesterday [Saturday].
A spokesman for the group Said The Maiden, who had worked with the singers, said: "We are deeply saddened by the news of the accident in Guildford yesterday. Paul was an amazing man, who gave us a fabulous opportunity to sing for the Fisherman's Friends
Trevor Grills, the singer from Cornish group Fisherman's Friends remains in hospital in Surrey tonight [Sunday]. He was injured when a metal door fell on him and his manager, Paul McMullen. Mr McMullen died at the scene.
– Darcus Beese, president of Island Records, the group's label
Everyone here is shocked by this tragic event, our hopes and prayers go out to the friends and families of those involved.
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.
– Fisherman's Friends spokesman
Tragically, a member of the Fisherman's Friends touring party died yesterday following an accident at the G Live venue in Guildford where the group were due to perform.
One of the Fisherman's Friends was also seriously injured in the accident and remains in hospital.
Terrible news about Fisherman's Friends, my thoughts are with them. They're a great bunch of people, one of Cornwall's best ever exports
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.