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Charlie Toogood, the RNLI volunteer who leapt aboard the out-of-control speedboat to stop its engine, has issued this statement:
There were many "heroes" in this tragic incident, all of whom did a remarkable job in difficult circumstances. However, now is a time to solely reflect on the bereaved and injured family members and their wider family and friends. My thoughts are with them all and will be for a long time to come. I have nothing more to add and would hope that our community can now be left to deal with this tragedy in own own way and in peace and quiet.
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.