Devon: Two victims named by police after boat capsized in Roadford Lake

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Police have named the two people who died after a motor boat capsized in a Devon lake.

Six people were in the vessel when it turned over in Roadford Lake, near Okehampton, last Wednesday, with four of them rescued from the water.

However, two disabled people were missing and their bodies were found the following day by police after an extensive search.

Officers have now formally identified the victims as 43-year-old Alex Wood and 63-year-old Alison Tilsley, known as Ali.

Both were from the west Devon area and their next of kin have been informed.

In a statement, Ms Tilsley's family paid tribute to their "kind, caring and loving daughter, sister and auntie".

"We are totally devastated by the loss of our beautiful Ali," they said.

"Her sunny nature, positivity, fantastic sense of humour, and skill with words will be greatly missed.

"Our hearts are broken forever but the messages of love and support we have received are of great comfort."

What happened to the other victims?

Of the four other victims, two were taken to Derriford Hospital for treatment after being rescued.

One has since been discharged but a woman in her 50s remains in a critical condition.

Two people were checked over by paramedics at the scene and did not require any further treatment.

An inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the incident has since been launched by Devon and Cornwall Police and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB).

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