'Failings' caused death of backpacker in Australia during first dive

'Failings' caused death of backpacker in Australia during first dive
 

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 prosecuted after she died on what was due to be a 12-month gap year.
After the inquest, he said: "Ultimately, Bethany went on a... read more

 
14 October 2016 in Regional West, Views: 21
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