The parents of a teenager from south east London who died in sweltering heat on a trekking trip in Morocco have launched a scathing attack on the company which organised it.
The father of 17-year-old Samuel, Ken, said they would never have allowed him to go on the trip in the Summer of 2012 if they had known about arrangements for emergency care put in place by schools expedition company World Challenge.
Ken Boon's comments come after after the conclusion of an inquest into his son's death held in Bromley.
South London Assistant Coroner, Selena Lynch, returned a conclusion of misadventure.
- The inquest heard he collapsed on July 17 that year while trekking in the foothills of the High Atlas mountains in temperatures of 39 celsius during a school trip to the region
- The teenager was 6ft 2ins tall and weighed 20 stone
- A local guide was asked to get an ambulance but over an hour later, a mini bus arrived to transport the teenager to a local medical facility
Speaking outside the inquest, Sam Elms, Chief Executive of Bexley Business Academy, said:
Claire Reynolds has been following the story.