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A coroner has recorded a verdict of misadventure after a teenager was killed during a major storm in October last year. Bethany Freeman, 17, died when a tree fell on the caravan she was sleeping in at her home in Hever. We report from Tunbridge Wells Coroner's Court.
An inquest into the death of a Kent schoolgirl, who was killed when a tree fell onto the caravan she was sleeping in, has recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.
Bethany Freeman, who was 17-years-old, died when a 30ft tree fell on the mobile home last October in Hever.
Bethany was pronounced dead at the scene following efforts to try and revive her.
Coroner Roger Hatch expressed his sympathy to the family, saying Bethany's death happened during extremely high winds which adversely affected the tree which "unfortunately and tragically landed on the caravan."
An inquest into the death of a 17-year-old girl, who was killed when a tree fell onto the caravan she was sleeping in, is due to open today.
Bethany Freeman died when a 30ft tree fell on the mobile home last October in Edenbridge during the storms.
Neighbours tried to free her but she was sadly declared dead at the scene.
Bethany and her family had been living in the mobile home while renovation work was taking place at their home nearby, according to local people.