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Heartbroken father leads paddle out in San Diego to honour slain Perth brothers

Mylee HoganThe West Australian
Perth brothers Jake and Callum Robinson have been honoured at an emotional memorial with their heartbroken father leading the paddle out on the San Diego beach his son loved.
Camera IconPerth brothers Jake and Callum Robinson have been honoured at an emotional memorial with their heartbroken father leading the paddle out on the San Diego beach his son loved. Credit: 7NEWS

Perth brothers Jake and Callum Robinson have been honoured at an emotional memorial with their heartbroken father leading the paddle out on the San Diego beach his son loved.

Martin Robinson headed for the surf surrounded by his boys’ friends and teammates to paddle out together for a surfer’s goodbye.

From the shore Debra Robinson watched on as they honoured her sons Jake and Callum, who were murdered as well as their friend American friend Jack Carter Rhoad at a remote surf spot in north Mexico.

“I was glad that he got his chance to go out surfing, doing what he loves,” Callum’s friend Daniel Dixon told 7NEWS.

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Known as the big koala, Callum was a fixture in San Diego as a well-known player and member of the lacrosse club.

His friends remembered the beast on the field and the gentle giant off it.

“He was a brother, in every sense of the word. He just cared,” his friend Emmett Cahill said.

A paddleout in memorial of Callum and Jack Robinson took place in San Diego with the brothers' family in attendance.
Camera IconA paddleout in memorial of Callum and Jack Robinson took place in San Diego with the brothers' family in attendance. Credit: 7NEWS/supplied
Martin Robinson headed for the surf surrounded by his boys’ friends and teammates to paddle out together for a surfer’s goodbye. 
Camera IconMartin Robinson headed for the surf surrounded by his boys’ friends and teammates to paddle out together for a surfer’s goodbye.  Credit: 7NEWS/supplied

The Robinson family say Callum considered the United States his second home with the memorial a chance for his friends in the US to celebrate his life and say goodbye to their Australian friend.

“I feel like there aren’t words, like he was just amazing, obviously it’s really heartbreaking,” Tim and Ali Shaeffer said.

Mexican authorities confirmed the parents of Callum and Jake identified the bodies of their sons last Sunday.

The brothers are believed to have been murdered by thieves trying to steal their ute for its tyres.

From the shore Debra Robinson watched on as they honoured her sons Jake and Callum, who were murdered as well as their friend American friend Jack Carter Rhoad at a remote surf spot in north Mexico. 
Camera IconFrom the shore Debra Robinson watched on as they honoured her sons Jake and Callum, who were murdered as well as their friend American friend Jack Carter Rhoad at a remote surf spot in north Mexico.  Credit: 7NEWS/supplied

Mexican media outlet Zeta Tijuana reported Jesús Gerardo Garica Cota, also known as El Kekas, his partner Ari Gisel García Cota and Kekas’ brother Cristian Alejandro García were charged after Mexican authorities found four bodies at a ranch in northern Mexico.

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