Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 April 2014

Man and girl die in speedboat crash

Two people have died after a speedboat accident in Cornwall

A 51-year-old man and his eight-year-old daughter have been killed and four of their relatives injured when they were thrown from a speedboat.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the family from London was on holiday in Cornwall over the Bank Holiday weekend when the accident happened in the Camel Estuary near the picturesque coastal town of Padstow.

A 39-year-old woman, a four-year-old boy and two girls aged 10 and 12 were airlifted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, where they are being treated for "a range of injuries, some of which are life changing", police said.