Devon

Harry Martin death: Community to remember photographer

Harry Martin standing in front of buildings
Image caption Harry Martin went missing while trying to photograph the storms

People in a south Devon community are to remember the life of a teenage photographer on the first anniversary of his going missing, a vicar says.

Harry Martin, 18, from Membland, was last seen on 2 January when he went out to take pictures of stormy seas.

His body was found nine days later after a search involving rescuers and hundreds of volunteers.

St Peter's Church was to be open for an hour on Friday for people to remember him, the Reverend Anne Legge said.

'Sudden immersion'

Ms Legge said: "We've decided to have an hour on 2 January where anyone who wants to can come and light a candle, or have some space to come and reflect if they choose to."

Mr Martin, a film and TV student at Greenwich University in London, was visiting his family for Christmas in Membland, Newton Ferrers, when he went missing.

Extensive searches of a 20-mile (32km) stretch of coastline, 10 miles (16km) either side of his home were carried out over several days until his body was discovered in Carswell Cove.

An inquest in Plymouth heard he may have died as a result of "his sudden immersion in cold water".

It recorded an open verdict.

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