Two people have died and four others are seriously injured after a speedboat accident, the ambulance service said tonight [Sunday].
A major search and rescue operation got under way after the incident in Padstow harbour, north Cornwall.
South Western Ambulance Service said two people had died and four were seriously hurt.
Falmouth Coastguard was first called at 3.50pm when there were reports that six people had been thrown off a speedboat, and that the speedboat was out of control for a short time.
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said officers were called to the scene in the Camel Estuary, near Padstow.
It's still an ongoing incident and we are working alongside the coastguard and ambulance service.
A report into a speedboat accident off Padstow has revealed that a father and daughter died after he tried to make a fast turn.
A father and daughter were killed by their out-of-control speedboat in Cornwall after he took over the steering, investigators found.
A father of four who was killed in a speedboat accident along with his eight-year-old daughter doted on his family", his brother has said.