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Crew member dies before Fisherman's Friends concert

By mwill  |  Posted: February 10, 2013

Fisherman's Friends CD sleeve

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A concert in Guildford by the Port Isaac group Fisherman's Friends has been cancelled following the death of a crew member and a serious injury to another, during preparations.

Surrey Police were called to the venue, G Live, around midday on Saturday following reports of two men trapped beneath a metal door. Paramedics treated one man but he was declared dead at the scene. Another man was taken by ambulance to St George's Hospital, Tooting. He has serious head injuries.

A statement from the venue said: "Following a serious incident at G Live during the preparations for the Fishermen's Friends concert tonight we regret to inform you that the concert and Sean Walsh show tonight has been cancelled. G Live staff will be in contact with all ticket buyers again next week with further information regarding refunds."

Fisherman's Friends is a popular group of 10 shanty singers, based in Port Isaac, who perform throughout Cornwall and the rest of the UK.


The man who died has been named as the group's tour manager, Paul McMullen.

Trevor Grills, a singer with the group, is still in hospital with no further news on his condition at this time.

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  • oldjamaica  |  February 11 2013, 12:59PM

    Great bunch of guys very sorry to hear this.

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  • rt1379  |  February 10 2013, 10:08PM

    sorry to hear that ...... you never know!

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  • CallingtonFox  |  February 10 2013, 3:33PM

    How awful! Terrible news. My thoughts are with their families.

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