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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'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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