Tributes paid to tragic father Peter Trudgill

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Tributes have been paid online to a local man who died at the weekend after being swept into the sea at Stonehaven Harbour.

Forty-three-year-old Peter Trudgill was walking with family members when he was swept away during high winds and heavy rain.

43 year-old Peter Trudgill was rescued from the water but sadly succumbed to his injuries on Sunday.

43 year-old Peter Trudgill was rescued from the water but sadly succumbed to his injuries on Sunday.

Mr Trudgill was a father and a respected paramedic.

A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “Our deepest sympathies go out to Peter’s family at this difficult time.

‘‘Peter was an exemplary paramedic and a popular member of the team in Aberdeen who will be sadly missed by all of his colleagues.”

Chair of the Kincardine and Mearns area committee, Councillor Carl nelson, added: “I was very saddened by the events at the weekend, it was quite a shock to us all.

‘‘It just highlights the dangers, not just in Stonehaven but along the entire coastline.

“I think I can speak for all the councillors when I say that we send our condolences to the family.”

Online tributes revealed a community in shock.

Judi Martin: “very sad news indeed.”

Mariel Walis: “very sad news, my thoughts are with the family.”

Catriona Masson: “Thoughts and prayers are with the family. Very brave of the people who went to help.”

Michael Innes: “very sad and condolences to the family.”

Robert Hunter: “RIP Pete it was a pleasure to work a few shifts with you my heart goes out too your family at home and on station”

Kelly Cheyne: “Thoughts are with the family at this very sad and difficult time”