Father’s devastation as his four young children die in Land Rover river crash

Last refreshed at 00:45 20 September 2007
The father of four youngsters
who passed on after they were
trapped under water in his
Land Wanderer talked of losing
his ‘rays of light’ yesterday.

Nigel Gresham, 36, said he
hoped no other parent would
have to go through the bad dream
he what’s more, his accomplice were enduring.
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Mr Gresham what’s more, Sara Bolland, 31,
were with all seven of their youngsters
when their 4×4 dove into a
15ftdeep extend of the Waterway Witham at
Tattershall Bridge, Lincolnshire.
Mr Gresham what’s more, Miss Bolland got
out of the sinking vehicle yet were
unable to free the youngsters,
who were all thought to be wearing
seatbelts.
Passing driver Colin Dunlop,
35, what’s more, his brother-in-law Martin
Lindley, 41, jumped into the water completely
clothed what’s more, pulled the youngsters from
the vehicle.
All nine family individuals were
taken to clinic after Sunday’s
drama, yet the most youthful child,
Willow, who was just weeks from her
third birthday, passed on hours later. On
Monday her eight-year- old sister
Keavy died, what’s more, on Tuesday so did
four-year-old Holy messenger what’s more, her sixyearold sibling Thor.
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Mr Gresham what’s more, Miss Bolland, of
Chapel Hill, Lincolnshire, had to
make the unfortunate choice
to turn off the life-support machines
of Keavy, Holy messenger what’s more, Thor.
Mr Gresham said yesterday: “Each
of my kids is like a beam of light.
Willow utilized to come what’s more, snuggle me in
the mornings, what’s more, Keavy would
cuddle me in the morning what’s more, evenings.
“Thor was car-mad. Holy messenger was
always perusing stories to us to appear
us how well she could read.
“They were a consistent source of
amazement what’s more, joy to us, what’s more,
so full of life.”
The couple what’s more, their two most seasoned
children, Liam, 12, what’s more, Star, 13,
were released from healing center on
Monday. The third surviving child,
Amber, nine, was recently in a
stable condition at Leicester
Royal Infirmary.
Mr Gresham expressed gratitude toward the legends
who pulled his youngsters from the car.
He said: “They might say anybody
would have done it yet they
actually did do it without hesitation. We
shall be until the end of time grateful.”
The Arrive
Rover is thought to have slipped
down the riverbank after pressing
past a minibus towing a trailer of
canoes in the inverse direction.
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Lincolnshire police have
interviewed the minibus driver what’s more,
impounded the vehicle.
Mr Gresham-had set up a website
devoted to his J-reg Protector 110,
which he named ‘Yellow 110′.
He wrote: “Land Wanderers aren’t a
vehicle or, on the other hand indeed a way of life.
“They are a
highly irresistible disease.
“But
that’s fine – it’s innocuous to
everything but your pocket.’

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