Man beats Cancer then falls off cliff during celebration


A father fell to his death from a cliff after going on a night out to celebrate being given the all clear from cancer.

Adam Fenton, 31, had been told he was cancer free three weeks before his death on July 28.

He had endured months of gruelling chemotherapy after being diagnosed with highly aggressive B-cell lymphoma.

Mr Fenton had miraculously beaten the disease despite having tumours on his heart, lungs and lymph nodes, which all shrunk after treatment.

But just as he was preparing to move on with his life he was found dead at the foot of cliffs on Newquay’s Towan beach, in Cornwall, at around 6.30am.

He had failed to return home to his fiancee Carly Blackman, 33, and three young daughters, after going out for drinks with friends to celebrate the good news.

He was found by a dog walker and police are treating his death as unexplained.

Ms Blackman’s mum Rebecca Watson, 53, said his death was a ‘mystery’ but did not think Mr Fenton had committed suicide.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: ‘We were called to the Towan Beach at 6.36 this morning after a male was found on the beach by a member of the public.

‘The ambulance service attended and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

‘At the moment we are treating the death as unexplained.’