Concerning the fatal incident at Wroxham island yesterday John Packman, Chief Executive of the Broads Authority, said: "We received a call from a member of the public at 4pm who was also advised to call the police while we mobilised. Two of our rangers were first on scene at 4.20pm and we provided support to the emergency services.
"They transported police officers and paramedics to the private cruiser, advised police on the details of the vessel and closed the river while maintaining access for officers as required throughout the evening.
"The boat was recovered by rangers and the river was reopened at 9.30pm when we were stood down but we will continue to help with any ongoing investigations.
"Our thoughts and sympathies are very much with all those affected by this tragedy.”