A new diving platform was launched in the bay in Portscatho on Friday.
The platform has been donated by the Hatchley family who are regulars to the area and whose daughter, Emma, sadly died last year.
Rhona and James Hatchley told Roseland Online, “The Hatchley family is very excited to announce the launch of Emma’s Swimming Platform. This has been given to the village in memory of Emma who very sadly died in May 2014 aged 15.
“She and her sisters have been swimming off these beaches every summer of their lives. We all hope it will be enjoyed by children large and small for many years to come.”
The platform will be put out in June each year and remain there through to September. It has been located at a safe distance so that at low-tide, the steps up to it don’t get broken.
A memorial plaque and obligatory Health and Safety notice will be posted within the next few weeks but it is hoped the platform will be a wonderful new addition to the bay for the summers to come.