Divers set to join search for body of man missing in Loch Gairloch canoe tragedy Ewen Beaton
Wednesday 29 August 2012
Police divers are set to join the hunt for a man missing after a canoeing tragedy that claimed the lives of his two young sons and a five-year-old girl.
A fourth day of searching has found no sign of Ewen Beaton, 32, who is presumed drowned after a boat overturned in Loch Gairloch near Ullapool in the Scottish Highlands on Sunday afternoon.
His sons, Jamie, two, and five-year-old Ewen, died later that night after being rescued by helicopter from the water and airlifted to hospital.
A third child, Grace Mackay, from Muir of Ord, near Inverness, died in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow on Monday afternoon.
Her 35-year-old father, Garry, and eight-year-old sister, Callie, had managed to swim to the shore and raise the alarm.
Police officers and a Coastguard crew continued their shoreline hunt for Mr Beaton, from Beauly, today.
A member of the Coastguard and the RNLI also carried out searches by boat.
Northern Constabulary said members of the Grampian Police underwater search unit are expected to join the operation tomorrow.
The force has said it will continue searching for Mr Beaton for the "foreseeable future".
His family said in a statement that they were "utterly devastated" following the accident, while relatives of primary one pupil Grace have paid tribute to their "beautiful angel".
- 1 Snoop Dogg and Jared Leto buy a stake in Reddit as A-list invests $50m
- 2 Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
- 3 Ed Sheeran dedicates song to David Cameron
- 4 Now we know whose fault it is if you end up being murdered in Thailand
- 5 35,000 walrus gather ashore on north-west Alaska beach 'for a rest'
Snoop Dogg and Jared Leto buy a stake in Reddit as A-list invests $50m
Five-year-old Iris Grace is raising awareness of autism through her extraordinary paintings
Car tax disc changes: Five facts you never knew about your (almost obsolete) tax disc
The Aral Sea: Nasa pictures show how what was once the fourth largest lake in the world has become almost completely dry
Amal Alamuddin: Human rights lawyer's legal chambers forced to upgrade website following George Clooney wedding
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
- < Previous
- Next >
£18000 - £23000 per annum + Uncapped OTE: SThree: SThree Group have been well ...
£18000 - £23000 per annum + OTE: SThree: Real Staffing Group is seeking Traine...
£120 - £140 per day: Randstad Education Leeds: We have an exciting opportunity...
Competitive: Randstad Education Manchester: SEN Teacher urgently required for ...