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Teenage girl killed in Devon speedboat tragedy named by police

The teenage girl who died after becoming trapped when a speedboat overturned in Brixham, near Torquay in Devon, has been named by police as Emily Gardner.

Friends and family members are using social media sites to pay tribute to the "beautiful" 14-year-old who is thought to have died while on holiday in the seaside town.

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Investigation continues into Devon speedboat tragedy

An investigation is continuing today into a speedboat tragedy that left a teenage girl dead and three other people injured.

The accident happened yesterday morning at a marina in the Devon fishing port of Brixham, near Torquay, in the area known as "the English Riviera".

Brixham Harbour, where the tragedy happened. Credit: Google Street View

Emergency services were called at 11.44am amid reports that a vessel carrying a father, his daughter and two school friends had capsized.

The rescue operation saw lifeboats, coastguard teams and a helicopter deployed as well as specialist divers.

Police confirmed inquiries into the tragedy were continuing and urged witnesses to get in touch.

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