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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Widow's gratitude for support

Warwickshire Police have formally named the father and son who died in a boating accident on the River Avon at Barford, near Warwick on Saturday as Julian Mynott, 42, who lived in High Street, Barford and his 3-year-old son Freddie.

Mr Mynott's other two children were rescued after their boat overturned. They haven't been named but a boy aged seven has been released from hospital.

His six-year-old sister remains in hospital under observation but have both made remarkable recoveries following their ordeal.

“We are all devastated by what has happened, but I want to thank my neighbours and all the people from the community who have helped and offered support, and the many people who have sent good will messages.

“The children’s school in particular has been very helpful and supportive at this difficult time, for which we are very grateful.

“I would also like to express my immense gratitude to everyone involved in the massive effort on Saturday evening to rescue my family.

I would like to thank all the emergency services and all other agencies who were there, and who have become involved since.

“Our appeal now is to be allowed our privacy, which we know that many people have already respected, in order that we can be allowed to grieve and to come to terms with what has happened.”

– Mrs Emma Mynott

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