Barford Tragedy
Wife and mother Emma Mynott speaks of her loss

By Kevin Unitt 16/05 Updated: 16/05 08:25

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WARWICKSHIRE Police has now officially confirmed the names of the two people who died in a boating accident on the River Avon at Barford, near Warwick, on Saturday evening.

Following the completion of formal identification procedures on Tuesday the forced confirmed their names as Julian Mynott, aged 42, who lived in High Street, Barford and his son Freddie Mynott, aged 3.

Julian’s wife and the mother of Freddie, Emma Mynott, speaking about saturday's tragic events, said: “We are all devastated by what has happened, but I want to thank my neighbours and all the people from the community who have helped and offered support, and the many people who have sent good will messages.

“The children’s school in particular has been very helpful and supportive at this difficult time, for which we are very grateful.

“I would also like to express my immense gratitude to everyone involved in the massive effort on Saturday evening to rescue my family. I would like to thank all the emergency services and all other agencies who were there, and who have become involved since.”

“Our appeal now is to be allowed our privacy, which we know that many people have already respected, in order that we can be allowed to grieve and to come to terms with what has happened.”

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