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Man killed after being swept into sea in Cornwall

Rudy pictured with his wife Lisinda Bruynius. Photo: PA

A man who died after being swept out to sea in Cornwall on Saturday has been named online as Rudy Bruynius.

He is reported to have been with his wife Lisinda and their three children when they were hit by a large wave at Fistral Beach, in Newquay, on Saturday.

The family of five were on rocks at South Fistral Beach when they were swept into the sea. Credit: PA

Mr Bruynius' wife is said to have sustained minor injuries, while their young daughter, who was recovered from the sea by an RNLI lifeboat, is reported to be in a critical condition in hospital.

Two other children in the family managed to scramble back on to the rocks, the RNLI have said.

Meanwhile more than £20,000 is said to have been raised for the family.

Family friend Madelein Jansen Van Noordwyk posted a message on behalf Mr Bruynius's wife Lisinda, which said: "Thank you all so much for your prayers!!!"

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The fundraising page says two-year old McKayla is 'fighting for her life'.

Rudy unfortunately didn't survive and McKayla is fighting for her life on a ventilator. She is in a critical condition. Lisinda and her two young boys are left in Cornwall, with no financial support, and no emergency measures in place yet.

– Madelein, Crowdfunder

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