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New Safety Patrols for Padstow

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8:01am 18th May 2014

Safety patrols are due to start at the spot where a dad and his daughter were killed in the Padstow speedboat tragedy.

They were run down by their out of control craft after being thrown into the water.

Now a new harbour patrol officer is being brought in.

Others on the Camel estuary will be given advice about things like kill cords, which are used to cut the engine.

Craig Burton from the Royal Yachting Association says it critical: "They are certainly popular, a quarter of a million users that do drive these sorts of boats, these boats will be fitted with a kill switch almost certainly, kill cords are such a simple device that you should wear it, it's there to protect you, the time to think you should have put it on is when you watch the boat speed off into the distance with you in the water.

"The best advice really is to know your own limitations, make sure you are wearing a kill cord, make sure you have tested it to check that it actually does do its job properly when it's disconnected, there is a lot of debate on where it should be worn, our advice is wear it around the leg, that is the safest place for it to be worn."

8:01am 18th May 2014

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