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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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Padstow death: Speedboat kill cord unattached

A new report says the boat did not have it's kill cord attached Credit: ITV News

The driver of a speedboat that went out of control killing two people in Cornwall was not attached to a safety device designed to cut the engine in an emergency.

Nick Milligan and 8-year-old Emily died when they were hit by the boat earlier this month. His wife and 4-year-old son were seriously injured.

The Milligan family, with 8-year-old Emily on her father's knee Credit: Vitty Robinson

A report by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch advises drivers to wear a control cord so the engine cuts out if they get thrown from the boat.

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