Published: 03/09/2012 15:16 - Updated: 03/09/2012 15:22

Searches continue for missing canoe tragedy Beauly dad

Written byBy Jenna Conti

Missing Beauly dad Ewen Beaton, who has not been seen since he entered the waters of Loch Gairloch a week yesterday
Missing Beauly dad Ewen Beaton, who has not been seen since he entered the waters of Loch Gairloch a week yesterday

SEARCHES are continuing today for missing Beauly father Ewen Beaton who was involved in the Wester Ross canoeing tragedy.

Police dogs, lifeguard and the coastguard are involved in the continued hunt for the 32-year-old, who has not been seen since the Loch Gairloch boating accident, which claimed the lives of Mr Beaton’s two young sons and a five-year-old girl on Sunday August 26.

Last Wednesday underwater divers were drafted to the loch and used sonar equipment in an effort to try and recover Mr Beaton - but to no avail.

Northern Constabulary say today’s search is on-going and despite windy and rainy conditions, it hasn’t been hampered in any way.

Mr Beaton, from Beauly, was one of six people, including four children, in the boat when it overturned in Loch Gairloch on Sunday afternoon.

His sons two-year-old Jamie and five-year-old Ewen died later after being rescued by helicopter from the water and airlifted to hospital.

A third child, Grace Mackay, from Muir of Ord, near Inverness, died in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow on Monday afteroon. Her 35-year-old father and eight-year-old sister Callie managed to swim to the shore and raise the alarm.

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