Dead Canoeist named

The canoeist who lost his life at Arkle Beck near Reeth, Leyburn, yesterday has been named as Matthew Stephen Baird-Parker. He was 36 and from the Heckmondwike area of West Yorkshire.

The inquest is expected to be opened and adjourned on Wednesday 30 January 2013.


Tributes to Yorkshire river death canoeist

Tributes have been paid to a canoeist from Heckmondwike, in West Yorkshire, who died after he was pulled from a swollen river in Reeth, North Yorkshire, on Sunday.