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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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Police not treating boat deaths as suspicious

Cumbria Police have released a statement naming the two people who died on a boat on Windermere as Kelly Webster, aged 36 from Leyland and her 10 year old daughter, Lauren Thornton.

Police say they are not treating the deaths as suspicious.

Police are able to confirm the two people who died yesterday (1st April 2013) at Lake Windermere were Kelly Webster, aged 36 from Leyland and her 10 year old daughter, Lauren Thornton.

Cumbria Police were alerted to Lake Windermere by the Ambulance service after it was reported that three people on a privately owned boat were having serious breathing difficulties.

On arrival, Mrs Webster and her daughter, Lauren, were being treated by paramedics and were air lifted to Royal Lancaster Infirmary, where they tragically died.

A man, aged 39 from Leyland, was also on the boat remains in Royal Lancaster Infirmary receiving treatment.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious, and it is suspected that the death was caused by some form of gas poisoning. Enquiries continue to be conducted by officers on behalf of the coroner.

– Police statement

Pair die after suffering breathing difficulties on boat

The scene at Lake Windermere yesterday Credit: Joshua Kynaston

A woman and a young girl have died and a man was seriously ill after suffering breathing difficulties on a private boat at Lake Windermere in the Lake District yesterday.

An air amblance air-lifted the pair to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary Credit: Joshua Kynaston

A 36-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl, both from the Leyland area of Lancashire, were treated at the scene and then air-lifted to Royal Lancaster Infirmary, where both have since died.

Air ambulance arriving at the scene at Lake Windermere yesterday Credit: Joshua Kynaston

The man, who was also on the boat, is still receiving treatment at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Cumbria Police said.

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