Three children and a father die in Highland canoe tragedy - Telegraph Jamie Beaton, two, and his five-year-old brother Ewen, drowned and their father Ewen Fraser Beaton, 32, was last night missing with coastguards saying there was no hope of finding him alive. Gracie Mackay, five, also died in hospital after being found unconscious in the water following the accident on Sunday afternoon. Her father Garry, 36, and eight year old sister Callie swan 500 metres to the shore. Now we all know that this is a dangerous sport, whatever the conditions the thing can and will capsize. What was going through the minds of these two loving dads when they decided this was a good idea. It is tragic sad loss of childrens lives but for the life of me there is stupidity writ large in this!