Search for Peter Chambers’ family continues more than a week after he died in Lowestoft boating tragedy

10:03 19 March 2014

Police searching for the family of a man who died in a boating tragedy off Lowestoft are now looking north.

Coastguards continue the search for missing bodies after a speedboat sunk off the Lowestoft Coast.
Coastguards continue the search for missing bodies after a speedboat sunk off the Lowestoft Coast.

Suffolk officers tracing the next-of-kin of Peter Chambers, 43, are asking residents in the Driffield area of east Yorkshire for help.

Mr Chambers, of Wellesley Road in Great Yarmouth, was pulled from the sea off Lowestoft on March 10 after the boat he was on capsized. Despite efforts by his rescuers and ambulance personnel, Mr Chambers was pronounced dead an hour after he was seen in the water. A post mortem showed his cause of death as drowning and further tests are being carried out.

For more than a week police have been working to trace his next-of-kin and, following a media appeal last week, received information that Mr Chambers may have connections to Driffield.

Paul Southey, landlord of the Theatre Tavern in Yarmouth, where Mr Chambers was an occasional customer, said he had been in a “serious” car accident abroad and had been in hospital for several months, and was using crutches at the time of the fishing trip.

Anyone who may have knowledge of any family members is asked to contact Steve Bignell, coroners officer, on 01986 835167.

The two men Mr Chambers was on the boat with, named locally as Andy Porter and Malcolm Sayers, remain missing.

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