Pool Leap inquiry scheduled

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Pool leap death inquiry scheduled

Laura McDairmant died after falling onto rocks An inquiry is to be held into the death of a teenager on an adventure holiday in south west Scotland three years ago.



Pool leap death inquiry scheduled

Laura McDairmant died after falling onto rocks An inquiry is to be held into the death of a teenager on an adventure holiday in south west Scotland three years ago.

Laura McDairmant, 15, from Carlisle, died after falling onto rocks during a "pool jumping" activity near Black Loch in Dumfries and Galloway in July 2006.

The operators of the outdoor programme were later fined in court for safety failures relating to her death.

A fatal accident inquiry will be held at Kirkcudbright Sheriff Court next month to examine the incident.

Ms McDairmant was on a week-long adventure holiday at the Barcaple Centre at Ringford when she died.

She was taking part in an activity which involves leaping from height into deep water.

However, the jump went wrong and she fell onto rocks and died a day later in hospital.

Two instructors who had been supervising at the time were cleared of any blame at Kirkcudbright Sheriff Court last year.

Camp operators, the Abernethy Trust, were fined £16,000 after admitting failing to manage the risks involved with the activity


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