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Statement from Devizes to Westminster Race

Statement from Devizes to Westminster Race

Monday 22 April 2019

The Directors of the Devizes to Westminster are deeply saddened to report that an incident occurred in the final stages of this year’s race in which a paddler lost their life. 

We are cooperating with the relevant authorities in investigating the incident fully. 

Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the paddler and would like to ask that their privacy is respected at this time.

David Joy, Chief Executive of British Canoeing, said:

I'm sure our whole community will be deeply upset to hear the tragic news this morning that a paddler has lost their life whilst competing in the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race.

On behalf of British Canoeing our thoughts and condolences are with the family, friends and clubmates of the paddler.