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Cadet 'death by misadventure'

Jonathan Martin died after falling from rigging on a training ship in 2010 Photo:

An inquest jury has recorded a verdict of 'death by misadventure' in the case of a sea cadet who fell from the rigging of a sail training ship.

Fourteen-year-old Jonathan Martin from Shadoxhurst near Ashford in Kent died in 2010 during a weekend of celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the cadet movement. The inquest heard that the teenager fell 30 feet after unclipping his safety harness while working on the mast.

The inquest heard that changes have been made to safety procedures since the tragedy, although the inquest concluded that it was Jonathan's own actions that led to his death. He had unhooked his harness while trying to help a friend who had difficulties. Martin Dowse reports.

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