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.

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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.

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