Devon and Cornwall Police: Speedboat accident is an 'ongoing incident'

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.

– Spokeswoman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

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.

– Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman

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