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Police charge father of toddler swept away with two counts of dangerous driving causing death -

The father of a 2-year-old girl who was swept away along with the man who tried to save her has been charged over the deaths. Michael Saunders faces charges of dangerous driving causing the deaths of his daughter Emily and another man Barry Petrie, 66 ...and more »

Father charged over death of daughter in Poerua River tragedy - New Zealand Herald

A man has been charged with the deaths of a toddler and 66-year-old who drowned when the vehicle they were in became stuck in a West Coast river. Two-year-old Emily Saunders and Barry Petrie, 66, died in June last year when the SUV they were passengers ...and more »

Jonathan Milne: As humans, as parents, we feel little Emily's dad should not face charges – but that feeling is wrong -

OPINION: She was just a little girl, swept away in a raging torrent when her parents went to rescue two hunters trapped by the Poerua River. The death last year of two-year-old Emily Saunders and the man who tried to save her, Barry Petrie, was an ...and more »