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An electrician who died on Christmas Day when a Mini he was traveling in plunged into a Welsh river alongside his mother, has been described as a “genuine and kind soul” by his bereaved family.
Passenger Jay Kyle Jenkins, 36, and Rachel Curtis, also 36, who has a 14-year-old son named Rhys, were found dead in the water after the car plunged into the river around 3 a.m.
In a tribute, Mr. Jenkins’s family described him as “our beautiful, kind boy.”They said: ‘Jay was a genuine kind soul who was always helping other people. The local community is devastated.
Ms Curtis and Mr Jenkin sad been friends since school, the tribute added.
Self defense instructor Ms Curtis was behind the wheel of the Mini when it crashed into the River Tawe in Swansea, South Wales.
Officials are still investigating the accident as tributes were paid to the master of art therapy and nail art, from the Bon-y-maen area of the city, who has been described as “extremely talented.”
Mr Jenkins of St Thomas, Swansea, also died in the crash and police want to speak to anyone who had contact with him or Ms Curtis in the hours leading up to the tragedy.
Ms Curtis was described as a gifted artist who had recently drawn portraits of the Queen and Prince Philip.
In a statement, her family said: “Rachel was a fun, intelligent and unique person. She was extremely talented and creative in nail and art. She worked at Liberty Stadium teaching therapeutic art and nail art.
Jay Kyle Jenkins from St Thomas, Swansea, was also killed in the crash and police want to speak to anyone who had contact with him or Rachel in the hours leading up to the tragedy.
She was a self defense instructor and elite security instructor, trained as a personal protection officer and gate supervisor.
She helped raise money for the ‘Jack Lewis Foundation’ which is a suicide prevention charity. Rachel also raised money for ‘Matthews House’, a homeless charity, and was involved in youth projects helping girls.
“Rachel will be greatly missed by all who knew her, especially her 14-year-old son of hers.”
Friend Lucia Watkins said: ‘Rest in peace Rachel Curtis, I still can’t believe you’re gone. I will miss our chats and your crazy sense of humor.
‘You made my college life memorable with your madness and randomness. I will always remember you for your sense of humor, intelligence and talent for drawing.’
Police previously said: ‘Emergency services attended and a black Mini John Cooper Works was found completely submerged in the river. The bodies of a woman and a man, both 36 years old, were recovered.
“Their families have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.”
Officers are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the car plunge into the river, or have security camera or security camera footage.
Emergency services arrived at the scene on New Cut Road in Swansea at 3am. after bystanders reported that the car had entered the water.
The black Mini John Cooper Works was found completely submerged in the river and bodies were found in the nearby water.
Police said no other vehicles were involved at the scene, although investigations are ongoing.
Officers closed the A483 New Cut Road at the location.
The Welsh Ambulance Service confirmed it received a call at 3:07 a.m. and dispatched two rapid response vehicles and two road ambulances to the scene.
A large crane was used to lift the wreckage of a car from the river near the junction of the A483 and New Cut Road in Swansea on Christmas Day.
A police cordon remained in place for much of the day while the recovery took place.