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Father And Daughter Die In Speedboat Tragedy

A 51-year-old man and his eight-year-old daughter were killed and four other members of their family airlifted to hospital after a speedboat accident, police have confirmed.
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 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.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) had said in a statement: "Falmouth Coastguard was first contacted at 15.48 this afternoon reporting that six people had been thrown from a speedboat approximately half a mile off Padstow."
MCA spokeswoman Jo Rawlings told Sky News: "It is believed the boat was out of control."
South Western Ambulance Service had earlier said it was thought that the speedboat hit some kayakers near the popular holiday resort, however this was subsequently ruled out by the MCA.
The MCA said: "We do not believe at this time any other vessels, kayaks or people were involved in this incident, other than those in the speedboat."
Two people were dead when the ambulance service arrived.
Ambulance service spokesman John Oliver said the injured suffered leg injuries of various degrees of severity.
RNLI lifeboats from both Padstow and nearby Rock were launched as part of the rescue operation, and search and rescue helicopters from two naval bases were also ordered to attend the scene.
A spokesman from Devon and Cornwall Police said: "It's still an ongoing incident and we are working alongside the Coastguard and Ambulance Service."
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