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Crew member dies before Fisherman's Friends concert

By mwill  |  Posted: February 10, 2013

Fisherman's Friends CD sleeve

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.

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UPDATE

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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