Revellers in Oxford have been classified as at high risk of drowning while under the influence, according to a life saving society.Read the full story ›
A central question for the inquest was exactly how the men died. An oceanographer told the court the five friends had gone far out onto a sandbank.
As the tide rapidly swept back in, they may have panicked - the water colder and deeper than they'd expected.
Their deaths, plus two others last year, made Camber statistically the most dangerous beach in our region, as Malcolm Shaw reports.
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.
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.
Family of Plamen Petkov say they are immensely proud but want more lifeguards at beaches like West WitteringRead the full story ›
A 12-year-old boy, who drowned in a school swimming pool, died accidentally a coroner has ruled.Read the full story ›
A verdict of accidental death has been recorded by a coroner after a 12-year-old boy died in a school swimming pool. Mohammed Baber died at Eastbourne District General Hospital after getting into difficulty at an activity centre on the Sussex coast. John Ryall reports.
Police have identified the body of a man found in the river in Hamsey in Lewes on Tuesday morning. Dennis Boddy, was 64 and from Surrey. He had been staying at a hotel in Brighton. Officers want to talk to anyone who might have seen him before he died.