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Tearful father recounts the moment his son drowned

The father of a nine year old boy who drowned in rough seas off Kent broke down in tears today as he recounted the moment he tried to save his son's life. Connor McDonald was swept out to sea as he and a friend played on rocks at Dymchurch last October. Today, his father gave evidence at the inquest, which concluded his son death was accidental. Tom Savvides reports from the Coroner's Court in Folkestone.

Nurse tells inquest he checked on teenager moments before he was found drowned in the bath at care home

Connor Sparrowhawk drowned in the bath at Slade House in Headington Credit: ITV

The nurse in charge of looking after a teenager who was found drowned in a bath at a care home in Oxfordshire has told an inquest he had checked on him just moments before. Connor Sparrowhawk, who was 18 and had learning disabilities and autism, drowned in a bath at Slade House in Headington in July 2013.

The NHS trust in charge initially said his death was due to 'natural causes'. But an independent report later found it 'was preventable' and the trust "failed significantly" in his care.