DEATH OF RSPCA SAVIOUR

An RSPCA inspector died trying to save 40 gannets that had been trapped on a rock at Porthchapel Beach, Cornwall during Storm Imogen in 2016, an inquest has heard.

Mike Reid, 54, is the only RSPCA employee to have ever been killed during the course of his job in the last 180 years and it is thought he was swept out to sea during the violent storm, which had wind gusts reaching 100 mph. His body has never been recovered.

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