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Inquest opened into death of Great Yarmouth man who died in Lowestoft speedboat tragedy

10:59 26 March 2014

Emergency services recover the speedboat from the sea off the coast of Lowestoft.

Emergency services recover the speedboat from the sea off the coast of Lowestoft.

An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the death of a Great Yarmouth man who died after the speedboat he was in capsized off Lowestoft.

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Peter Chambers, 43 of Wellesley Road and also known as Peter Sims, died on March 10 after he was pulled from the sea near Ness Point.

Two other men from Yarmouth in the speedboat are still missing.

An inquest today at Lowestoft Magistrates’ Court heard a post-mortem examination found Mr Chambers died from drowning and he was identified by a fingerprint comparison.

Suffolk coroner Dr Peter Dean said inquiries were still on-going into the tragedy, with the Marine Accident Investigation Branch expected to complete an investigation in six or seven months’ time.

Dr Dean adjourned the inquest to a later date and offered his condolences to Mr Chambers’ family and friends.

Mr Chambers was originally from Driffield, east Yorkshire.

The missing men from the speedboat are Malcolm Sayer, from Northgate Street and who is in his 70s, and Andy Porter, from Admiralty Road and who is in his 40s.

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