Generator fumes caused boat deaths

A mother and her 10-year-old daughter died after being poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes as they slept on a moored boat on Windermere, according to the initial findings of a marine accident investigation.

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Fumes killed mother and daughter on Windermere boat

A mother and her 10-year-old daughter died after being poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes as they slept on a moored boat on Lake Windermere, according to the initial findings of a marine accident investigation.

Lauren Thornton and her mother Kelly Webster, 36, died after being poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes as they slept. Credit: Cumbria Police

Exhaust fumes from a generator, whose improvised exhaust and silencer system had become detached, had spread into the cabin where Kelly Webster, 36, and daughter Lauren Thornton were asleep.

A full MAIB report into the incident will follow later.

Tributes to boat death victims

A grieving family have paid tribute to a mother and her daughter who died on holiday in the Lake District. Kelly Webster and Lauren Thornton were taken to hospital from a boat on Windermere with serious breathing difficulties. Amy Welch has more details.

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Tributes for pair who died in boat tragedy

Tributes have been paid to a mother and daughter from Leyland who died from suspected gas poisoning on a boat in the Lake District.

Floral tributes for Kelly Webster, 36, and her 10-year-old daughter Lauren Thornton. Credit: Tim Scott

Kelly Webster, aged 36 and her 10-year-old daughter, Lauren Thornton died on a boat on Windermere yesterday.

Messages for mother and daughter Kelly Webster and Lauren Thornton. Credit: Tim Scott

Matthew Eteson, from Leyland, was on the boat with Kelly Webster and Lauren Thornton. He was taken to hospital for treatment after falling ill on and has now been released.

Flowers have been placed outside the home of mother and daughter Kelly Webster and Lauren Thornton. Credit: Tim Scott

Investigators are trying to establish if a faulty generator may have been responsible.

Messages for mother and daughter Kelly Webster and Lauren Thornton. Credit: Tim Scott

Investigations continue into Windermere boat deaths

A mother and daughter who died from suspected "gas poisoning" on a boat in the Lake District have been named as 36-year-old Kelly Webster and 10-year-old Lauren Thornton.

A man who was also on the boat was taken to hospital, but has been released in the last couple of hours.

Investigators are trying to establish if a faulty generator may have been responsible.

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