Tazmin Pugh, 18, and her partner Josh Kirk, 21, have died in House Fire.
They were inside the house in Cotheridge, Worcestershire when the fire broke out on Sunday night
Tazmin Pugh was a champion British swimmer who competed in the Commonwealth Youth Games.
Tazmin Pugh and her 21-year old partner, both were discovered dead in the property engulfed in flames on Sunday night.
She was a popular England and GB swimmer who had won a bronze medal at the 2015 Games in Apia, Samoa.
Tazimin Pugh with two other winners following the Girls’ 200m Individual Medley at Tuanaimato Sports Facility’s aquatic center in 2015
To her Credit are also :
- British junior record for the 50m Butterfly event at the ASA National Winter Meet with a winning time of 26.82 seconds in 2015.
- She won gold for Great Britain in the 200m backstroke at the LEN European Junior Championships in Hungary in 2016
She was an “inspirational” swimmer, who always had time for young British swimmers. The young swimmers watched her train in awe whenever she was home.
Tazmin was unfortunately found dead after the fire broke out at about 8 pm on Sunday.
Neighbors reported after popping sounds and noticing smoke in the air, 30 firefighters rushed to the scene.
Police later confirmed “21-year-old male and an 18-year old female” were found dead inside the property
Pershore Swimming Club of Facebook
Tazmin had won six medals for England through her swimming.
“It is with enormous shock and sorrow that we heard today that Tazmin Pugh has tragically died on Sunday evening,”
“There are simply no words to describe the horror of losing one so young with so much to look forward to in life.
“All at Pershore SC and the wider swimming community will join together sending their thoughts and prayers to her family & friends at this dreadful time.”
“Will be sorely missed by so many, Rest in Peace Tazmin.”
With enormous shock and sorrow that we heard today that Tazmin Pugh has tragically died on Sunday. There are no words to describe the horror of losing one so young. All at Pershore SC send their thoughts and prayers to her family & friends at this dreadful time. RIP Tazmin ?? pic.twitter.com/OTlbFCipK4
— PershoreSC (@PershoreSC) October 29, 2018
Social Media Tribute to Josh
Tributes for her boyfriends are also pouring in on social media –
“Josh was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met”.
“Can’t believe what I’m reading, RIP Josh Kirk. So glad I got to catch up with you recently, never thought it would be the last.”
“Will miss you forever. Party hard up there.”
“You will never be forgotten.”