Two dead in boat accident

Barford, Warwickshire where a man and child died ad two children are in hospital after their boat capsized
Barford, Warwickshire Photo: Google Maps

A man and a child have died after the boat they were in overturned on the River Avon in Warwickshire.

It happened at Barford, near Warwick last night.

Two children were pulled from the water and are being treated in hospitals in Warwick and Birmingham and later the bodies of a man and child were found

West Midlands Ambulance Service said all four were in a small boat that capsized near a weir.

One of the two rescued children is in a serious but stable condition in Birmingham Children's Hospital,

The other child is being treated at Warwick Hospital and is described as conscious but poorly.

Emergency services were called to the weir at around 5.35pm yesterday after the small boat the four were travelling in capsized.

West Midlands Ambulance Service say two of the children were pulled out of the water by a passer by and a police officer.

The bodies of the man and the other child were found later.