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Postby Nic1234 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:10 pm

It breaks our heart to tell you that, tragically yesterday morning whilst paddling the river Coe in Scotland, our good friend Emily Parker got into difficulties and there was an accident. Despite our best efforts we were unable to save her.

We are all very grateful to the Glen Coe Mountain Rescue Team, the local police, ambulance service, the RAF and the coastguard for their tireless efforts throughout the day.

She was a great friend and will be sorely missed.

If anyone needs to talk about it please get in touch with any of us, we all want to be able to remember her together.

Darragh, Jake, Bryn, Martin, Nic, Patrick, Matt, Chris, Beth, Charley & Rob

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Postby Nic1234 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:13 pm

http://www.northern.police.uk/news-item ... R2212_2010

Emily's Family wrote:“Emily had such a vibrant personality and was always full of love for life.

“She was passionate about kayaking, having started paddling when she was 12 years old. Summer 2009 saw her realise her ambitions to paddle in both Uganda and the French Alps; her plan for 2010 was to experience the rivers of New Zealand.

“Army cadets featured as a large part of her teenage life, where she excelled at rifle shooting. This took Emily to Canada to compete and saw her selected twice for the National Cadet Rifle Championships in Bisley.

“Emily has lived in Doncaster most of her life. She was a student at Brayton High School and Pontefract College, where she achieved impressive grades at both GSCE and A-Level. She was in the final year of a psychology degree at Leeds University and was looking forward to graduating shortly.

“Emily always had boundless energy and a big smile, often described as ‘lighting up a room’ when she walked in. Her tragic death has left a huge void and we cannot imagine life without her.

“We would request that our privacy be respected at this difficult time.”
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Postby Paul » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:29 pm

A tragic loss, she will be missed by everyone.
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Postby jh_dempsey » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:30 pm

R.I.P Emily - You'll be missed by all those that had the pleasure of knowing you
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Postby Pyro » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:31 pm

Our thoughts to everyone who was there, friends, family and all. A tragedy.

RIP Emily.
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Postby oldwill » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:32 pm

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I was so sorry to hear the news this morning. There are no words.

If I (and I'm sure this goes for anybody else within the club, past and present) can do anything to help at all, please get in touch.

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Postby David Hepworth » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:34 pm

Our thoughts are with you all and her family at this terrible time. It was a pleasure to know you.

David, Portia and the team at Extreme Care.
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Postby Grumpy Fisherman » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:35 pm

oldwill wrote:All

I was so sorry to hear the news this morning. There are no words.

If I (and I'm sure this goes for anybody else within the club, past and present) can do anything to help at all, please get in touch.

Old Will.


Will echoes my thoughts. At this time the whole club past and present is thinking of those involved, and the family. Very sad news.
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Postby katys » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:37 pm

Emily you were a brilliant person and an amazing friend, always there to cheer us up and loved by everyone who knew you, we will all miss you so much xx
Our thoughts are with you guys up in Scotland and of course Emily's family at this awful time.
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Postby SarahW » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:40 pm

A very, very sad loss indeed. Emily was such a huge part of LUUCC, I'm sure everyone will agree the club will not be the same without her.

Thoughts are also with you guys who were with her yesterday on the river, I couldn't begin to imagine what you're going through.

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Postby jh_dempsey » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:58 pm

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Postby Adam polo » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:18 pm

Horrible news! The club most defiantly will not be the same without her. RIP Emily.
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Postby Claire » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:28 pm

I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Emily as well as a lot of you but those times i did meet her she always had a smile on her face and seemed like a lovely girl.

My thoughts go out to all those with her on the river, as Sarah said i can't imagine what you are going through, and to her friends and family at this awful time.

R.I.P Emily x
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Postby jon » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:31 pm

My thoughts go out to Emily's family, friends and most of all to those who were with her on Tuesday. It was a privilege to paddle with Emily who was always happy to be on a river.
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