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Accidental death verdict on drowned rugby player

Sam Yarwood
Image caption The inquest heard Sam Yarwood had no experience of canoeing

An inquest into the death of a rugby player who drowned in the Lake District has recorded a verdict of accidental death.

Sam Yarwood, 22, from Dorset, drowned when his two-man kayak capsized during heavy winds on Ullswater.

He was canoeing the length of three lakes with a friend in April but had no experience.

His body was found after a major search and rescue operation. His friend made it to shore, the Kendal inquest heard.

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