Ognuno recita il proprio ruolo, immerso in quella divina sensazione di devozione allo scopo comune: la realizzazione di un'opera d'arte, che anche la bonifica bellica sa idealizzare.


Ognuno recita il proprio ruolo, immerso in quella divina sensazione di devozione allo scopo comune: la realizzazione di un'opera d'arte, che anche la bonifica bellica sa idealizzare.

Lewis Mulhearn, 39, who grew up in Torbay, bravely rescued six crew members when their boat was blown up by unexploded WW2 Luftwaffe bomb

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10/03/2023 Regno Unito, (UK)Inghilterra, (England)NorfolkNorth NorfolkCromer

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By Anita Merritt

Tributes have been paid following the sudden death of a 39-year-old Devon fisherman who was hailed a hero after rescuing his crew when their boat was blown up by an unexploded World War II bomb. Lewis Mulhearn, 39, suffered head injuries, three broken vertebrae, a broken sternum, knee damage, a broken orbital bone and multiple facial lacerations after the Galwad-Y-Mor fishing boat he was on board sailed over a 290-pound explosive, which had lay dormant for 80 years, 20 miles north of Cromer, Norfolk, on December 15, 2020. Despite his injuries, the fisherman and captain of the ship coordinated the rescue of his six crew mates, who were also badly hurt. He also ensured he was the last man off the vessel. The crew had been hauling a crab string with about 100 crab pots attached up to the surface from 30 metres below. The force of the blast sent the 42-foot vessel into the air. For his bravery, Lewis was awarded the 2021 Emile Robin Award from The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society presented by Princess Ann. Just over two years after the incident, Lewis, who grew up in Torbay and started his career from Paignton and Brixham harbour, was found passed away at his home in Weymouth, Dorset on January 21. His funeral took place on February 23 at Weymouth Crematorium and the service was conducted by Helen Lovell from the Fisherman’s Mission in Brixham. An inquest into his death has been opened and adjourned by a Dorset coroner. Police have confirmed there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. His family says the fishing boat ordeal took a huge physical and mental toll on him and that the explosion caused his passing. He is survived by his wife Jodie, three children and two step-children. In a statement, his family said: “We are so proud of his actions on that day, but he always said he was just doing the job he loved as a skipper, which was to look after the crew. Fishing was his life, and he was a devoted family man when he was home from sea. “Sadly, on January 21, Lewis died as a result of the explosion. We are all totally devastated. We loved him and will miss him so much.” An online fundraiser has been set up by his family to help his children – three young sons, Frankie, 9, Lewie, 7, and Reggie, 4, as well as his stepchildren Kia, 23, and Will, 18, make happy memories and to support them with things they may need.

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Photo-Source: devonlive.com

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