Boat safety cord 'not attached'

The driver of a speedboat which killed two members of the same family as it raged out of control in Cornwall was not attached to a safety device designed to cut power in an emergency, an investigators' report concluded.

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Children 'among injured' in Cornwall speedboat accident

A speedboat had come into contact with a number of kayakers in Padstow in Cornwall, said South Western Ambulance Service.

Two people were dead when the ambulance service arrived and another four people were airlifted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

Ambulance service spokesman John Oliver said those injured were children and adults with leg injuries of various degrees of severity. It is not yet known if they were in the speedboat or in the water at the time of the collision.

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