As a country we have allowed ourselves to kowtow so much to Nanny's fear of risk that we now even allow people to drown, lest we flout a health and safety edict.
An ongoing hearing at Portsmouth Coroners’ Court has heard how in March 2011 Simon Burgess drowned in a 3ft deep lake in Gosport, when a policeman and a paramedic were ordered not to try to rescue him.
Mr Burgess was allowed to float face face down as emergency crews watched.
Seemingly health and safety rules stopped them going in to try to save him.
According to a doctor, Mr Burgess’s life might have been saved (a slim chance) had he been removed from the water quickly.
To the credit of both the police constable and the ambulance worker who arrived at the scene they both volunteered to go in to rescue him. However, they were firmly ordered by fire station watch manager, and by the police control room not to do so (the rationale being that it was assumed that Mr Burgess was already dead).
The inquest heard that there was a 28 minute delay before Mr Burgess was pulled from the water after the first phone call was made.
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