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Inquest into Padstow speedboat tragedy continues

The inquest will continue in Truro today into how a father and his eight-year-old daughter died in a speedboat accident in Cornwall last year.

Nick and Emily Milligan lost their lives in Padstow when the family of six were thrown out of their boat.

It circled out of control at high speed, hitting them while they were still in the water.

A police boat near the harbour at Padstow after the accident. Credit: PA


Man dies in diving accident near Padstow

A man has died after a diving accident in Cornwall.

The 63 year-old was with friends but got into difficulty off Trevose Head near Padstow yesterday afternoon (Sunday).

He was pulled out of the water and airlifted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, where he was pronounced dead. Police are investigating.


Padstow speedboat widow starts charity cycle in Cornwall

A woman who lost her husband and daughter in a speedboat accident in Cornwall has started a charity cycle ride through the county today.

Victoria Milligan, who lost a leg in the accident, is raising money for the Cornwall Air Ambulance and the RNLI.

She and her family were on holiday in Padstow when they were thrown from their boat in May last year.

Her husband, Nick Milligan, 51, and their daughter Emily, eight, died in the incident. An investigation had found that the lack of the use of the boat's kill cord was part of the reason for the accident.

Mrs Milligan, from Wandsworth, south-west London, has urged other boat users to be vigilant with safety and wear a "kill cord" at all times.

The Milligan family photo Credit: Vitty Robinson

Thousands parade for Obby Oss celebration

Thousands of people are parading through the streets of Padstow today for the annual Obby Oss celebration.

Local school children practise for weeks before taking part in the May Day procession. Several traditional Osses make their way through the streets accompanied by live music and dancing.

Sam Brereton and Evie Dungey from Padstow Primary School told why they enjoy taking part:

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