Tributes to man who died after crash near West Cumbrian Golf Club

Raymond Hammil

The family of a West Cumbria man who died in a collision near Maryport Golf Club have paid their respects.

Raymond Hammil, 75, died in hospital on Wednesday September 14, 3 days after the incident.

His family said he was a beloved, selfless and caring man.

Ray’s sons Ross and Luke Hammil said: ‘Dad’s passing leaves a huge hole not just in our lives but in the lives of so many others as he was such a loved, selfless and caring man. . The whole family was deeply saddened and shocked by the loss, along with the Maryport & Solway Sea Cadet Corp, where Dad was part of the fabric of the unit. He loved being at sea and sharing that passion through teaching and supporting cadets. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Raymond Hammil

“We would also like to acknowledge and thank the Good Samaritans at Maryport Golf Course and Great North Air Ambulance who undoubtedly saved Dad’s life at the scene and gave him a chance to recover, as well as all the staff at Freeman’s and RVI who supported dad in his last days with incredible manner, care and a relentless will to save him.

Nadine April, daughter of Ray’s late partner, added: “To say he was a nice guy doesn’t touch the surface, he would go above and beyond to help anyone, even strangers. He was a huge support for my mother, and a huge support for me when she passed away. He was amazing with all the grandkids and seemed the happiest when he was laughing and joking with them. Ray by name Ray by nature, a ray of sunshine and love.

Raymond Hammil

Officers are continuing their appeal for witnesses to the collision to come forward.

They want to hear from the driver of a black SUV and a white Audi that were on the road just before the collision. It is believed that they were both traveling towards Maryport.

Anyone with information relating to this incident can report it online at quoting incident number 139 of 11 September 2022. Or call 101.

You can also contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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