Tribute to Sean Griffiths

24/2/2009: DESPITE the heroic actions of a young policewoman, a 40-year-old Bideford man who jumped into the River Torridge to try to save a teenager has died in hospital.

24/2/2009: DESPITE the heroic actions of a young policewoman, a 40-year-old Bideford man who jumped into the River Torridge to try to save a teenager has died in hospital.

It is believed that Sean Griffiths himself got into difficulties after jumping from Bideford Long Bridge in the early hours of Thursday morning in an attempt to rescue an 18-year-old from Ilfracombe, who had jumped from the bridge.

Mr Griffiths leaves his fiancee, Emma Trott, with whom he had a son, Carl, aged almost a year.

Emma has posted a message on her Facebook website page, which reads: "Miss u babe no one will ever fill your shoes."


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Other tributes are being posted on a Facebook page entitled RIP Sean Griffiths Hero.

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Sorry to hear of your loss. I live in Bristol and just saw it on Teletext. I do not know what school he went to, but I went to Bideford comp and he was the same age as me. My thoughts are with you all Take care Sean, the hero. You will be remembered by all your friends and family

Love Anne in Bristol

Sean, we'll never forget 'beater down' and all the happy and fun times we had with you, will hold you in our hearts always

Alan and Chrissie (Balky and Olive)

A flower may die, the sun may set, but a friend like you ill never forget. Your name is precious, it will never grow old, its engraved in my heart in letters of gold. Love u lots Shaun from Jo

Joanna Beer

Leave your own tributes to Sean Griffiths by emailing: sally.fairbrother@archant.co.uk

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