A MAN has been charged with manslaughter by gross negligence following the deaths of a mother and daughter on a boat at Windermere last year.

Matthew Eteson, 40, of Church Road, Leyland,  will appear before South Lakeland Magistrates Court on June 18.  

The investigation relates to an incident on April 1 2013 when police were called to Windermere by the ambulance service

It was reported that two people on a privately owned boat were unconscious.

On arrival, Kelly Webster, aged 36 from Leyland and her 10-year-old daughter, Lauren Thornton, were being treated by paramedics.

They were then air lifted to Royal Lancaster Infirmary where they  died.