Samuel Butler, Finlay Butler and the other two kids who died in the Solihull tragedy will be discuss. We will tell you how the died as inquest into their death begins.
Who are Samuel Butler and Finlay Butler?
The two are two siblings who died in the tragedy. They were both from Kingshurst.
Samuel Butler was a six year old while Finlay Butler was an eight year old.
The two died along with two others at the Babbs Mill which is in Solihull in West Midlands.
The sad incident which claimed the lives of Samuel Butler and Finlay Butler occurred on Sunday.
Samuel Butler and Finlay Butler were identified by their parents at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
How did Samuel Butler and Finlay died along with the other two kids?
The kids were said to be playing on the ice. The ice then cracked which resulted in they falling into the water.
An inquest on the case which began in Birmingham today say they kids were rescued after spending 22 minutes in the water.
Samuel Butler is said to have died on Wednesday while that of Finlay and the other kids died on Monday.
During the inquest,Louise Hunt who is a senior Coroner described the death as a “devastating tragedy”.
“I think, in respect, it is fair to say they very sadly died from the effect of drowning.” indicating that “I think, in respect, it is fair to say they very sadly died from the effect of drowning.”
During a vigil to honour the kids, Samuel Butler and Finlay Butler parents said:
“As a family we are devastated at the loss of our beautiful boys in such tragic circumstances.
“We would like to thank the emergency services for all they did in rescuing the boys and to the community for their support, it has been overwhelming.”
Who are Thomas Stewart and Jack Johnson?
Thomas’ older brother had this to say about his brother. He wrote: “I love you Tom, big bro will take care of the family and I will see you soon.
“Make sure you keep practising on Warzone and get a win, will you?”
He further added that Thomas was “a lively little soul” with “a big heart for such a young kid”.
Thomas Stewart brother further revealed that he “loved to play outdoors with his pals”.
Jack Johnson Headteacher summed his life in a tribute.
Jack Johnson who was a pupil of St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School, saw his headteacher Cieran Flaherty saying he had “a heart of gold”.
The tribute further added that: