The Daily Telegraph

Fisherman dies a year after bomb blew up boat


A fisherman who saved his crew after their boat was blown up by a Second World War bomb has died a year after the explosion.

Lewis Mulhearn, 39, sailed over the Luftwaffe bomb 20 miles north of Cromer, Norfolk, in December 2020. A crab pot disturbed the 290lb explosive on the seabed, causing it to detonate.

Mr Mulhearn, from Weymouth, Dorset, suffered serious injuries but was able to send a distress signal to the coastguard and co-ordinate the rescue of his six crew mates.

Police have confirmed there are no suspicious circumstan­ces surroundin­g his death. An inquest has been opened and adjourned by the Dorset coroner.

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