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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Family statement from missing kayaker


The man whose kayak overturned in the River Wey in Guildford yesterday afternoon, has been named by his family as 56 year old Grant Broster.

His wife, Rachel, says: "Grant was using the family kayak which capsized. He had not seen the flood warnings.

Our son entered the water to try and help his father but was pulled to safety. Although there have not been any further sightings of Grant, the extensive search continues.

The family would like to thank all the emergency services and agencies who are involved in the search for Grant, particularly Surrey Police, for their dedicated help.

We would now ask that our privacy is respected at this difficult time.”

Surrey Police is continuing the search in and along the River Wey near the Guildford Borough Council offices with officers working alongside Surrey Fire and Rescue and Surrey Search and Rescue.

The Millmead car park remains closed while it is being used as a meeting point for emergency services.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:07 pm  

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