Mother, girl dead of apparent CO poisoning

April 2, 2013 at 1:27 AM
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BOWNESS, England, April 2 (UPI) -- A woman and her 10-year-old daughter died from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning Monday on a boat in the English Lake District, authorities said.

A man was being treated in a hospital after the tragedy on Lake Windermere, the Daily Mirror reported. The boat was docked at a jetty in Bowness, a popular tourist spot on England's most famous lake.

All three people on board were airlifted to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, where the 36-year-old woman and the girl died, The Guardian reported. The mother and daughter were from Leyland in Lancashire.

Duncan Bannatyne, a businessman and panel member on the reality TV show "Dragon's Den," witnessed the tragedy and sent a picture via Twitter with the comment: "Tragic accident over there I am afraid."

Cumbria police said the report that three people on the boat were having trouble breathing came in around 4 p.m.

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