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Wednesday 29 April 2009

cornish trivia

D chatting with Ron n Beryl catching up on events n doings locally. Zaq (puppy) feeling left out vaulted over caravan 1/2 door and rushed to join them. Beryl with news that R & J have gone 'up country' for a few days (Surrey) to visit poorly relation.

Mike called round with a stack of aircraft mags for D to read. Update...M takes over as President 2009-2010 Mount's Bay Rotarians.

Road repairs to double S bends on main road, road closed n traffic diverted up local country lane. Suddenly, peace is shattered...heavy traffic along usually empty lane.

Peace is shattered again! This time by the weather...balmy Spring sunshine replaced by torrential rain and flash flooding!

Sadly the storm cut short 3 young lives near Zennor. Car they were in washed away downstream as a usually babbling brook transformed into wild raging torrent sweeping all before it. One young man escaped to raise the alarm, but was the only survivor. Two bodies found n one still missing.

From the Western Morning News-

"Divers, the fire service, Coastguard and rescue helicopters spent the weekend combing the rugged stretch of coast. A digger was brought in to aid the search, with 20 police officers and police dogs involved.

Meanwhile, a seven-mile stretch of the South West Coast Path has had to be closed because of damage caused by the torrential rain. Cornwall Council yesterday issued an emergency closure order for the stretch through Zennor, Morgan and Towednack. It hopes repairs can be carried out as soon as possible.

The council also announced it was closing B3306 in Zennor for safety reasons after the foundations of a culvert were damaged."

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