Two disabled people die ‘strapped into wheelchairs’ after boat capsizes

“Extremely distressing”

A source previously told Metro, “The two missing persons were strapped into their wheelchairs.”

Police have since neither confirmed nor denied whether the group came from a local nursing home.

Chief Superintendent Dan Evans said: “This is an extremely distressing incident and our thoughts are with everyone involved and their families, with whom we are working closely to offer help and support wherever we can.

“Every effort has been made to locate the two people who have gone missing as soon as possible.

“Tragically, we can confirm that the bodies of two people were found and recovered this afternoon. Our priority is to support their families.”

A police statement added: “The families of two people who went missing following the incident have been briefed on the development. They are assisted by specially trained officials. Formal identification is pending.”

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch, which is investigating the tragedy, previously said: “Motor vessel capsized on Roadford Lake in Devon, England.

“The ship had six occupants on board, four were rescued, but two disabled people are still unreported.” Two disabled people die ‘strapped into wheelchairs’ after boat capsizes

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