Alex Wood, 43, and 63-year-old Alison Tilsley, known as Ali, drowned in a boating accident in Devon as police continue their investigation
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Tributes were paid to the victims of a boating accident in Devon.
The victims have now been named as 43-year-old Alex Wood and 63-year-old Alison Tilsley, known as Ali.
Both were from the West Devon area.
In a statement released today by Ali’s family, they said: “We are absolutely devastated by the loss of our beautiful Ali.
“She was the kindest, caring and loving daughter, sister and aunt. She was loved by everyone who ever met her.
“We will miss her sunny personality, positive attitude, fantastic sense of humor and skill with words.
“Our hearts are broken forever but the messages of love and support we have received are a great comfort.
“We kindly ask for privacy at this very difficult time.”
Devon and Cornwall Police)
After the incident, two people were pulled from the water and taken to Derriford Hospital for treatment.
One person has since been discharged and one person, a woman in her 50s, remains in hospital in critical condition.
Two other people were pulled from the water and examined by rescue teams before being released at the scene.
Devon and Cornwall Police and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) continue to work closely on parallel investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Today (Tuesday) the owners of a care home said they were “devastated” after two of its disabled residents drowned in a capsizing tragedy.
Burdon Grange Care Home in Beaworthy in Devon says the “very dear members of our community” have died at Roadford Lake.
In a statement, care home owners Stuart and Stephanie Kempton said a third person who remains critically ill in the hospital is also a resident.
The bodies of the two disabled people were recovered after a large joint effort by rescue workers.
Stuart and Stephanie Kempton said: “Words cannot express how devastated we are following Wednesday’s tragedy in Roadford Lake in which two of our residents lost their lives.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of two beloved members of our community.
“Our thoughts are with the families, relatives and friends of those who have lost their lives, as well as our residents and staff at our care home.
“‘Our thoughts are also with one of our residents who remains hospitalized and his family.
“We would like to thank the emergency services for their quick response to the tragedy and their continued support during this extremely difficult time.”
Devon and Cornwall Police and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch have launched separate inquiries into the deaths.
The South West Lakes charity, which operates the Roadford Lake Activity Centre, says it will remain closed until further notice.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-two-disabled-people-same-27232458 Two disabled people from the same nursing home have died in a boating accident on the lake