'Father and son' die in boating accident

Emergency services seaching the River Avon after a boat capsized
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.

Search and rescue teams at Barford, near Warwick
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.

Search operation after a rowing boat overturned
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.

Search and rescue operation at Barford. near Warwick
The search at Barford after a boat overturned. Credit: Caters News Agency


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.