Inquest into kayakers’ deaths is delayed

TRAGIC ... from left, brothers Darren and Mark Thorpe, and their cousin Gavin Bradley.

TRAGIC ... from left, brothers Darren and Mark Thorpe, and their cousin Gavin Bradley.

AN inquest into the deaths of three South Tyneside men in a kayaking tragedy was today delayed.

Brothers Darren and Mark Thorpe and their cousin Gavin Bradley, lost their lives on a kayak trip on the River Tyne between Hexham and Wylam on Sunday, May 11.

An inquest has already been opened and adjourned into their deaths, where North Shields and South Northumberland coroner Eric Armstrong heard the men were “relatively inexperienced” in the activity.

 

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