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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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Police thank public for help in Padstow boat rescue

Our thoughts are with the family and friends who are affected by this tragic incident. I'd like to thank the members of the public who assisted with the rescue of the individuals in the water yesterday and all of the emergency services for safely and swiftly moving the casualties to Derriford. Everyone's assistance undoubtedly saved lives.

– Detective Superintendent Jim Colwell

He added that a joint investigation between police and coastguard is ongoing into the cause of the incident.

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