Friday, 28 June 2013

"No doubt at all about what really killed him then" suggests Mail headline

Firefighter drowned during training exercise at Olympic white water rafting venue moments after he ate a McDonald's breakfast meal

  • Alan Soards, 38, got into trouble in the water and vomited up his breakfast
  • Lowestoft firefighter was on training day at Lee Valley White Water Centre
  • Inquest heard Mr Soards vomited his breakfast while being given CPR
  • Colleague had joked with him earlier that he would 'see his breakfast later'
  • Hertfordshire coroner records cardiac respiratory failure as cause of death

Tragic accident: Alan Soards, 38, died after inhaling his own vomit during a water rescue course in east London NEW Suffolk firefighter Alan Soards, 38, got into trouble during a training day at the Lee Valley White Water Centre in Waltham Cross and died after inhaling his own vomit, an inquest heard.


Mark Wadsworth said...

I blame Mr Blobby, like that little kid he killed at a McD's twenty years ago.

Hopper said...

Perhaps we should give journo Harriet Arkell CPR and see whether she vomits up her breakfast?

Sure, the trauma of chest compression has a fair chance of inducing cardiac arrest, but surely that's a chance we're willing to take in pursuit of a scientific question?