Family remember tragic river victim

THE family of a young mother who was swept to her death from an overturned boat in front of her eight-year-old son have described her as a “loving and thoughtful” woman.

By Danielle Nuttall

THE family of a young mother who was swept to her death from an overturned boat in front of her eight-year-old son have described her as a “loving and thoughtful” woman.

Amie-Rae Drennan, 30, died on Saturday evening at Wainford, near Bungay, after the 10ft dinghy she and four other people were in capsized on the River Waveney, close to the Norfolk/Suffolk border.

Her family has today issued a statement in tribute to her life.


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It said: “Amie-Rae was a loving, thoughtful and loyal family member and friend who touched many different people's hearts in so many different ways.

“She crammed more into her 30 years than most people could do in a full lifetime.

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“As a youngster she was a gifted dancer at the June Glennie School of dance. As a singer she had the voice of an angel and starred as one of the Sound of music Von Trapp children on two separate occasions in Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth.

“Amie-Rae will be sadly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her, especially her eight-year-old son Tor, his father Dilly and her partner Kris.”

A police inquiry is underway to establish how the accident happened.

For more on this story, read tomorrow's East Anglian Daily Times.

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