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Beach tragedy overshadows Tristan Jubilee commemorations

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The death of an islander on Tristan da Cunha caused the postponement of most of the island’s planned celebrations of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

It happened at the start of the jubilee weekend when a man was washed off a beach by a high swell. A recovery operation continued on Monday, when most of the Commonwealth was celebrating the jubilee.

A special church service and the lighting of the world’s most remote jubilee beacon went ahead, but other events, including a dance and presentation of jubilee medals, were postponed, according to writer Sarah Glass on the www.tristandc.website.

Visit the site’s news page, here, for further updates.

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