Jun 182012
 

From the Daily Mail

Simon Burgess

In common with other newspapers, the headline of a recent article suggested that a fire officer had refused to save a man ‘drowning’ in a Hampshire lake because the water was too deep.

While the Coroner did rule that the man may have still been alive when the emergency services arrived, we are happy to clarify that, as we reported, the inquest heard that the fireman’s actions were based on his assessment that the man was not ‘drowning’ but already dead.

[I think I have the  right article. It hasn’t been corrected]