Roadford reservoir boat capsizing: Bodies found in search for missing peopleon June 9, 2022 at 7:39 pm

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Rescue teams have been searching for two disabled people missing since the incident on Wednesday.

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Police searching for two disabled people missing since a boat capsized on a lake have found two bodies.

The boat capsized on Roadford Lake, near Okehampton, Devon, at lunchtime on Wednesday.

Devon and Cornwall Police said they located and recovered the bodies during a “large-scale search”.

One of the four people rescued from the boat is in hospital in a critical condition. Formal identification of the bodies is yet to take place.

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch previously said “two disabled persons” were “unaccounted for”.

All of those on the boat, which has been secured by police, were adults and believed to be local to Devon.

Police said they are supporting the families of all those involved.

Ch Supt Dan Evans said: “This is an extremely distressing incident and our thoughts are with all of those involved and their loved ones, who we are working closely with to offer help and support wherever we can.”

The major search operation involved coastguard, fire and ambulance crews, using specialist equipment. Drones and helicopters were also used.


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