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Missing angler's family informed of body found in sea

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The relatives of a man swept out to sea while fishing have been informed of a body located in a bay in Cornwall. Brothers Charles and Robert Allen were fishing on 4 September when they were swept off rocks near Treyarnon Bay. Emergency services found Charles, 21, in the sea, but he died later in hospital. Rescuers did not find Robert. Police were called just after 08:00 BST when a member of the public reported seeing a body at Constantine Bay in Padstow.More on this story and other Devon and Cornwall news The relatives of Robert Allen, 30, have been informed and formal identification would be carried out shortly, police said.It has not been confirmed yet whether the body found is that of missing Mr Allen.’Enormously generous’Dr Allen worked at the University of Bath in the mechanical engineering department.Head of the department, Professor Gary Lock, said they were “devastated” to hear the news of their colleague’s death. “Our hearts go out to his partner and his parents.” he said. He described Dr Allen as: “An outstanding young academic researcher in the field of 3D printing”, who was “enormously generous with his time and skills”. “He supported many students and colleagues in the design and delivery of their projects while simultaneously pursuing his own world-leading research.” the professor added.”His enthusiasm, depth of knowledge and respect for his field was inspiring. All of us who had the privilege to work with him and learn from him will carry some of that spirit forward with us into the future.”
Source: Cornish BBC