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Daughter pays tribute to mum after banana boat death


The daughter of a British woman who died in a banana boat accident in Egypt has paid tribute to her "most loving mother".

Janice Bowles died in front of her daughter after she was flipped from the boat and left trapped underneath, according to The Sun.

Ms Bowles, 58, from Bristol, was on a family holiday in the beach resort town of Hurgahada before her death.

Her daughter Annmarie Cox has said she is "broken inside" after the tragedy on 28 August.

It is not clear if Ms Cox is the same daughter who reportedly witnessed Ms Bowles' death.

Image: Janice Bowles, 58, was staying in Hurghada, Egypt Pic: Facebook

She wrote on Facebook: "It is with the heaviest heart that I am having to write this status.

"Unfortunately whilst my mum Janice Bowles was on holiday in Egypt, there was an accident and she sadly passed away.

"I am broken inside and don't know how to get my head around it.

"It is such a devastating shock to the whole family.

She died after being thrown from a banana boat. File pic
Image: The woman died after being thrown from a banana boat. File pic

"She was the funniest, kindest, most loving mother I know and if I can aspire to be half the woman she is i know I'll do my girls proud.

"I love you momma and cant believe I'll never hear your voice or get to make you p*** yourself laughing.

"Sleep tight you beautiful angel xxxxxxxx visit me often please momma xxxxxxxxx."

Ms Bowles was taken back to the shore where medics performed CPR, but she later died.

Thomas Cook has stopped selling the boat excursion since Ms Bowles' death.

John and Susan Cooper died at a resort in Hurghada, Egypt
Image: John and Susan Cooper also died at a resort in Hurghada, Egypt

A spokesman from the holiday company said: "We can confirm that one of our customers sadly died last week while on an excursion in Egypt.

"We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family, and our welfare team continue to do all they can to support them at this time.

"We are urgently investigating what happened."

Ms Bowles was in the same resort town as John and Susan Cooper, who died in unexplained circumstances in their hotel room, and had also travelled with Thomas Cook.

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The bodies of the Coopers are to be repatriated while the investigation into their deaths continues.

Their daughter Kelly Omerod claimed there was "something suspicious" about the deaths and said her parents were in "perfect health" before falling ill.

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