Father took wheel of speedboat before accident

A father and his young daughter were killed by their out-of-control speedboat in Padstow last May after he took over the steering from his wife, investigators found.

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Tributes pour in for 'charming twinkle-eyed man'

Tributes have poured for a TV executive who was killed along with his eight-year-old daughter, in a speedboat crash in Cornwall yesterday.

Ben Fenton wrote on Twitter: "Nick Milligan, who died with one of his kids in the Padstow speedboat accident, was one of the kindest, nicest funniest men I have ever met."

BSkyB executive Nick Milligan
BSkyB executive Nick Milligan Credit: Sky

Stephen M said: "Incredibly sad news about Nick Milligan. An absolute tragedy, one of the truly lovely people in our business."

Stefano Hatfield tweeted: "Whenever I think of my encounters with Nick Milligan over 20 years all I can recall is laughter.Lovely, charming twinkle-eyed man.

"One of industry's best and loveliest."

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Speedboat crash victims 'died in their favourite place'

The brother of father of four who died in a speedboat crash, which also killed his eight-year-old daughter, described him as an "extremely loving father, who doted on his family".

Nick Milligan, 51, was on holiday with his family in Padstow, Cornwall, when the accident happened.

The rest of his family are in hospital and his wife and four-year-old son are said to have "serious, potentially life-changing injuries".

ITV News' Richard Pallot reports.

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Speedboat crash: Two girls 'recovering well'

Two girls, aged 10 and 12, involved in yesterday's speedboat tragedy in Padstow, Cornwall, both have minor injuries and are "recovering well", Devon and Cornwall Police has said.

Their father Nick Milligan and eight-year-old sister were killed in the accident.

A 39-year-old woman and her four-year-old son suffered "serious, potentially life changing injuries".

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Sky say Nicholas was "a great friend and colleague"

Sky have released a statement after it was announced that Nicholas Milligan, an employee at BSkyB died in a speedboat accident in Padstow.

Everyone at Sky is deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic accident involving the Milligan family.

"Nick has been a great friend and colleague for many years and his loss will be felt across our company and the industry. Our very deepest sympathies are with his family at this time."

– Sky statement
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