Plaque unveiled for Portsmouth hero Marco Araujo

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A PLAQUE in memory of Portsmouth hero Marco Araujo has been unveiled.

Friends and family gathered at the Hotwalls in Old Portsmouth where the 33-year-old dived into the water to save two young girls.

The plaque unveiled in memory of Marco Araujo

The plaque unveiled in memory of Marco Araujo

Those gathered wept as the curtain on the plaque commemorating Marco, who died on July 26 in 2012 when he jumped into the water, was pulled back.

The ceremony was held on what would have been his 36th birthday.

Speaking at the Hotwalls, his partner Tracey Hall’s daughter Tyler Saunders said: ‘He was such a lovely man.

‘He had a soft spot for all of us.’

The 23-year-old, from Cosham, added: ‘There’s not one day that goes past that I don’t think of him.’

The plaque will be fitted onto the wall above the entrance to the beach on Monday.