A motorcyclist tragically died in a traffic accident shortly after seeing his father for the first time in decades.
Paul Cowell, 56, died when his motorcycle collided with a motorhome on the Isle of Man on Monday, September 27.
The father of two and stepfather was on the Man TT Mountain Course, a motorcycle racetrack.
The road currently has no speed limit and is notorious for its drastic hairpin turns.
It is believed that Paul was blinded by the sun while climbing the Mountain Road Guthries. Lanc’s live reports.
Motorcycle enthusiast Paul was born on the Isle of Man before settling in Fleetwood as a truck driver for a few years.
Paul’s stepdaughter Demi Ramshaw, 22, said: “It’s a terrible story. Paul had reunited for the first time with his father, whom he had not seen in 35 years, and then sadly lost his life ten minutes later.
“He had invited his two sons, Facetime, to meet their grandfather for the first time, and then went for one final lap to visit where his mother’s ashes had been scattered near Mountain Road.
“Myself and my partner Danny just had a baby who was only 12 days old and he only met him once. It’s absolutely tragic. I think his partner Nicola is still in shock. She’s on the Isle of Man traveled. ” to see him. “
The family is now trying to get Paul to Fleetwood to give him a decent farewell, which turns out to be expensive. The cheapest offer they have received so far is £ 3,091 from JP Dell Funeral Directors of Fleetwood.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise funds to cover travel and funeral expenses.
Demi added, “We got some pretty big quotes from some funeral directors in the thousands, but we think this might be the cheapest.
“We’re currently at £ 2,570 and have about 10-12 days to release the body so any little bit helps. We are really grateful to everyone who has donated so far. “
Paul leaves behind his two sons Daniel, 32, Darren, 29, stepdaughter Demi, 22, 16-year-old partner Nicola Clark, 40, 12-day-old grandson Lake Reeve and many family members and friends far and wide.
- Please visit the GoFundMe page here.