08 AUG 2009

Tragedy at the Dover Regatta

The terrible tragedy at the Dover Ragatta cast a long shadow over the weekend.  During the power boat race, there was an terrible accident. A man lost his life. The regatta carried on as the man's family asked that it should, yet it just wasn't the same.  Everyone was in total shock. My thoughts - and I am sure the thoughts of the whole town - are with the man's family and loved ones.

The emergency services were fantastic. Paramedics were on the scene in moments, the ambulance came in 5 minutes. The fire engines were there moments later and the Air Ambulance arrived within 20 minutes. Nothing could they do, but they gave of their best and their speed of response was truly impressive.

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