Surfing community mourns second Callinan tragedy

The Newcastle surfing community is in mourning after Janice Callinan, the mother of professional surfer Ryan Callinan, died suddenly on Sunday.

The Mother’s Day tragedy came less than 15 months after Ryan’s 58-year-old father, Garry, lost a year-long battle with leukemia in February last year.

It is understood Mrs Callinan died suddenly of a medical condition on Sunday morning and had not been ill.

She is survived by 24-year-old Ryan and twin daughters Maddi and Billie.

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