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Padstow: Accident Report Into Speed Boat Tragedy
More must be done to make sure last year's May Bank Holiday speedboat tragedy never happens again.
A senior TV executive and his young daughter were killed by their out-of-control speedboat after he took the steering from his wife, investigators found.
Mr Milligan and his daughter Emily died, while Mrs Milligan, 39, and the couple's other children, Amber, 12, Olivia, 10, and Kit, four, were injured.
A report out on Thursday 30th January found the following:
- Mr Milligan's wife, Victoria, was at the helm of boat 'Milly'.
- But was not attached to the boat's kill cord - a safety device designed to cut power in an emergency.
- Mr Milligan reached across to execute a high-powered turn right to keep boat clear of the beach
- 2 adults and 4 children thrown into the water
- The engine did not cut out
- Boat circled out of control hitting the Milligan family
- Runaway boat inflicted injuries on all of the people in the water.
In a statement, the Milligan family said: "We are still coming to terms with this tragic accident which has left us without Nick, a loving husband, father, son and brother, and Emily, whose life was only just beginning.
"We sincerely hope that awareness of this accident will mean that another family does not have to go through anything similar.''
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