Narrative verdict in sea rescue inquest

A narrative verdict has been recorded at the inquest of a Cumbrian woman who died after falling from a stretcher into the North Sea while she was being transferred from a cruise ship to a lifeboat.

72-year-old Janet Richardson from Ousby had taken ill and was being moved to the rescue vessel off Norway when it happened in March 2011.

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Sea rescue inquest closes

The inquest into the death of a Cumbrian woman who was dropped into the sea while being transferred from a cruise ship to a rescue vessel has reached a narrative verdict.