Woman named in Broads boat tragedy

NORFOLK police today named the woman who died in a freak boating accident on the Norfolk Broads as Rachel Fry.The 42-year-old mother-of-three, from Sunbury-on-Thames, drowned after the boat she and her family were travelling in capsized and she got trapped underneath it.

NORFOLK police today named the woman who died in a freak boating accident on the Norfolk Broads as Rachel Fry.

The 42-year-old mother-of-three, from Sunbury-on-Thames, drowned after the boat she and her family were travelling in capsized and she got trapped underneath it.

The accident happened near Horning Hall on the River Bure shortly after 6pm on Saturday.

Her brother-in-law Andrew Fry, speaking from his home in Sunbury-on-Thames, said the family's strong religious beliefs were helping them cope with their grief.

"We trust in the Lord fully. We feel the Lord has acted," he said.

"I am fully 100 per cent restful in the fact the Lord has done this.

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Mr Fry, who was not on the boat when tragedy struck, added: "It is a time of deep, deep, deep sorrow."

Mrs Fry's sister, a 49-year-old woman from Suffolk who has not yet been named, also became trapped after she swam to help her sister in the upturned hull.

After about an hour, a hole was cut in the boat's hull by rescuers and both women were airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital while their families, including their six children, looked on.

The elder sister was released after being treated for hypothermia and shock, but Mrs Fry died at the hospital.

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