NEWS
14/10/2018 17:17 BST | Updated 14/10/2018 17:33 BST

Storm Callum: Corey Thomas Sharpling Named As Young Man Who Died In Carmarthenshire Landslide

Family pay tribute to their 'beautiful son'.

The family of a 21-year-old man who died in a landslide during Storm Callum  has paid tribute to their “beautiful son”.

Corey Thomas Sharpling, from Newcastle Emlyn, was killed near the village of Cwmduad in Carmarthenshire, west Wales, on Saturday, Dyfed-Powys Police said.

He was one of two people were killed after the storm caused devastation across parts of the UK, with Wales bearing the brunt of the wind and downpours.

Dyfed-Powys Police

Corey’s family said: “We are heartbroken at the tragic loss of our beautiful son Corey.

“Many knew his wit, charm and sense of loyalty and we take those things with us in our hearts. We would like to thank the community for their support at this time and also friends and colleagues at University of Wales Trinity, St David, Carmarthen.

“As a family we would appreciate time to grieve and ask to be given privacy in which to do so.”

Dyfed-Powys Police said the circumstances of Mr Sharpling’s death were being investigated.

Inspector Chris Neve said: “Dyfed-Powys Police officers attended the A484 near Cwmduad on October 13 following reports a tree had fallen on to the road.

“While officers were dealing with the obstruction, a large-scale landslide occurred which tragically resulted in Corey losing his life at the scene.

“We are currently working with partner agencies to make the area safe for residents and road users and I urge people to stay away from the location at this time. The road is closed.

“Corey’s death will no doubt be a shock to the local community and on behalf of Dyfed-Powys Police I offer my deepest sympathy to his family and friends.”

Elsewhere, a 38-year-old man was swept away by rough seas in Brighton, East Sussex at about 1.30 am on Saturday.

He was found in water near Brighton Palace Pier and confirmed dead by paramedics, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said. 

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Callum eased on Sunday, with a band of rain making its way east and bringing a “reversal of fortunes” and cooler conditions.

Met Office meteorologist Luke Miall said: “Into the afternoon and evening that rain will start to pull away into the North Sea but we do see another very heavy batch of rain coming across the south and south-east.

“One or two showers to the far north west, but in between a slice of much clearer skies so a cold night to come, with some patchy frost and a few fog patches by dawn so it will be a chilly start to the new working week.”