Boat Tragedy Inquest

The inquest into the deaths of a father and son who died after their boat capsized in the river Avon is due to take place today.

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Nursery says their thoughts are with the family

The nursery of a child who died after his family boat capsized this weekend say their thoughts are with the family.

Julian Mynott and his 3 year old son Freddie, who have been named locally, died in the accident at the weir in Barford on Saturday afternoon.

“The thoughts of our nursery staff and parents are very much with the family at this terrible time. We are all upset and thinking of them.

"As I am sure you realise this is a very upsetting day for everyone at Barford, and our manager has been supporting her staff and the nursery families throughout.

"I know that you will understand that this is her priority and will be sensitive to her time."

– Barford Nursery


'Father and son' die in boating accident

The search scene in Barford, near Warwick last night Credit: Caters News Agency

It's believed the man and boy who died when a boat capsized on the River Avon near Warwick were father and son.

The search of the River Avon Credit: Caters News Aghency

It happened last night near a weir in Barford. Two children - said to be aged six and ten and members of the same family as those who died - were pulled from the river.

One is in Birmingham Children's Hospital and the other at a hospital in Warwick.

Rescuers were helped by people living nearby Credit: Caters News Agency

People living nearby were praised by the emergency services for their help in the rescue.

It was a mild night but the river was running high and fast.

The search at Barford after a boat overturned. Credit: Caters News Agency
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