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Family of Three Men Perish on River Tyne

Date
13/05/2014
What Happened
Person overboard/swept away/fell in the water
What Caused
Adverse environmental conditions
Casualty type/Qty
Casualty
Gender
Male
Causal Factors
Adverse weather
Injury Details
Death-confirmed
Outcome
Accident suspected
Alcohol/Drugs
N/A

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Description of Incident
The bodies of three men from the same family who went kayaking together have been found in the River Tyne.

Police were alerted when the men, from the South Shields area, did not return home on Sunday after going kayaking at Hexham, Northumberland.

Officers said the men included two brothers, aged 41 and 40, and their cousin, aged 36.

Two of the bodies were recovered from the river at Riding Mill, and the other was found in the Corbridge area.
Supporting Information
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-27371009

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