Tragedy in Cornowall


The Tragedy: Nick Milligan died with his eight-year-old daughter in a horrific speed boat accident in Padstow, Cornwall, yesterday afternoon along with his daughter, was a “safety conscious” man, who would have done anything for his family.His wife, Victoria, 39, and their four-year-old son Kit remain in hospital with “serious, potentially life changing injuries”, while their two other daughters Amber, 12, and Olivia, 10, suffered minor injuries in the accident.


The family, from Wandsworth, south-west London, were on holiday in the coastal town when they were thrown from the boat which went “out of control” and struck them.Matt Pavitt, from the North Cornwall Coastguard, said two kayakers and at least three other vessels went to the aid of the family “within minutes”.

“One of the kayakers actually managed to manoeuvre their kayak in between the boat while it was still circling to provide aid to some people incredibly quickly,” he said.Other tributes have been paid to Milligan, who was described as “one of the kindest, nicest, funniest men I have ever met” by one person who knew him.Maria Chase also wrote on the website: ”We were down in Padstow today and saw the tragedy and saw a hero who saved more lives by jumping on to an out-of-control speedboat from another boat.”

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