Coroner: Kayakers were "relatively inexperienced"

Three kayakers from the same family who drowned in the River Tyne were “relatively inexperienced” in the sport, a coroner has said. Inquests were opened into the deaths of brothers Darren and Mark Thorpe and their cousin Gavin Bradley.

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Police: Two brothers and a cousin in kayak accident

It is understood a third body has been found in the search for a missing kayaker.

The men, two brothers and a cousin, all from South Shields, had gone out on the River Tyne yesterday (May 11).

Chief Superintendent Gordon Milward of Northumbria police says they had kayaked on the Tyne before.

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