The CEO of the Marine Society & Sea Cadets (MSSC) has issued a statement after the closure of an inquest into the death of sea cadet Jonathan Martin from Kent in 2010. The finding was 'death by misadventure'.
An inquest has found that the case of a cadet who fell from rigging on the mast of a training was 'death by misadventure'. Jonathan Martin, 14, from Kent, died in May 2010 after he unclipped his safety harness on the TS Royalist which was anchored off Gosport in Hampshire.
The inquest into the death of a sea cadet who fell from the mast of a training ship has heard safety procedures have changed following the tragedy.
Jonathan Martin, who was 14 and from Kent, died in May 2010 after he unclipped his safety harness in the rigging of the TS Royalist in Gosport.
The coroner heard Jonathan Martin had climbed to one of the highest sails on board the vessel moored at Gosport when he unclipped his harness to go to the aid of another cadet. Martin Dowse reports.
An inquest has opened into the death of a 14-year-old sea cadet who died during a training exercise on the Solent. The jury heard Jonathan Martin from Kent unclipped himself from his safety harness before he fell to his death from the rigging of TS Royalist in Gosport. Martin Dowse reports.
An inquest into the death of a sea cadet who fell from rigging is due to start in Portsmouth today. 14-year-old Jonathan Martin from Ashford in Kent had been helping to stow a sail onboard a training ship in Gosport when he was killed.