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Friday, 17 May 2013

Investigations continue into death of father and daughter from Wandsworth


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Investigators say a safety device wasn’t being used at the time of a speedboat accident that killed two members of a family from Wandsworth.

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch said a so called ‘kill cord’ which shuts off an engine if the driver falls wasn’t attached.

51 year old Nick Milligan and his 8 year old daughter Emily died when the whole family was thrown from the power boat while on holiday in Padstow in Cornwall during the May bank holiday.

After they landed in the water the boat circled and ran over them several times.

The BskyB executive’s wife Victoria and four year old son Kit needed surgery for serious injuries while the two elder daughters Amber and Olivia suffered minor injuries.

The cause of the accident is still a mystery.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:32 am  

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