The father who had to pick which of his twins to save when their canoe capsized A grieving father told yesterday how he was forced to make a 'life and death' decision over which of his children to save when a family canoe trip turned to tragedy. TV presenter Ian Clayton's daughter Billie, nine, died after their canoe capsized, throwing them into fast-flowing water, along with Billie's twin brother Edward. Yesterday Mr Clayton, 48, spoke through tears as he told how he had been told by his son to save Billie first. He desperately tried to lift the canoe clear but couldn't see Billie and was only able to grab Edward. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1026980/The-father-pick-twins-save-canoe-capsized.html I can't fathom how appalling this must be for the family.