Princes Club, Bedfont, West London
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Family mourn 11-year-old girl killed in boating accident

The family of an 11-year-old girl killed in a boating accident at a watersports centre have paid tribute to their "beautiful" daughter.

Mari-Simon Cronje died after an accident during a children's birthday party at Princes Club, Bedfont, west London, on Saturday.

Her family said they were "battling" to come to terms with the tragedy.

Mari-Simon, from London, was airlifted to West Middlesex Hospital but died there later.

A man aged 22, thought to be the boat driver, was arrested after the incident and bailed.

  • 12 Sep 2010