Australia gap year traveller died on first dive after 'failings'



Various failings led up to the drowning of a British backpacker on the Great Barrier Reef during her first ever dive, a coroner ruled.
Bethany Farrell, 23, of Colchester, Essex, was scuba diving off the idyllic Whitsunday Islands in Queensland, Australia, just a week into her gap year when she drowned.
Miss Farrell, an English graduate, was on an introductory dive trip with a friend when she panicked and drowned after becoming separated from her instructor, Chelmsford Coroner's Court heard.
Her father, Patrick, 48, called for the company - named in court as DL20 Trading Pty Ltd - to be... read more

 
14 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 18
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