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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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  1. Bob Cruwys

FULL REPORT: Speedboat tragedy safety findings

It was a tragedy which devastated what should have been an enjoyable bank holiday weekend near Padstow earlier this month. Six members of the same family, thrown from their speedboat, which then circled out of control, killing a father and daughter.

Accident investigators have today revealed the driver had not properly connected an important safety device.

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