Yachtsman dies after falling unconscious into sea off Holyhead

Holyhead businessman Mark Campbell died on Wednesday evening after being knocked unconscious by his boat’s boom and falling into the sea. Two of his companions jumped into the water to try and help him, but Mr Campbell, an experienced sailor, died after being airlifted to Ysbyty Gwynedd by RAF helicopter.

Mr Campbell was commodore of Holyhead sailing club; he was enjoying the club’s Wednesday night racing with friends and family when the tragedy happened.

He leaves a wife, Caroline, and two children: Jacob, 11, and daughter Ceri, 18.