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Inquest hears of Bradley Stoke toddler’s tragic death

Posted on Wednesday 27th February 2013 at 10:56 am by SH (Editor)

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A Bradley Stoke toddler died as a result of a minor bump to the head sustained in the kitchen of her home, reports the Bristol Post.

Flax Bourton Coroner’s Court heard that 16-month Keira Gumeringer fell and hit her head on a fridge at the property in The Valls.

When the child began gasping and having trouble breathing, paramedics were called and she was taken to Frenchay Hospital.

The court was told that surgeons operated on her, but she passed away the following day, 23rd December 2011.

An expert said Keira had died from a blood clot between the skull and brain.

Recording a verdict of accidental death, the coroner said:

“This was a very tragic result following what appears to be a very minor injury.”

Read more: Parents’ heartbreak as Bristol toddler dies after bump on the head (The Post)

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Bradley Stoke kayaker’s death was accidental, rules coroner

Posted on Tuesday 24th April 2012 at 12:19 am by SH (Editor)

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The Avon Coroner has delivered a verdict of accidental death in the case of a Bradley Stoke man who suffered a cardiac arrest while kayaking on the River Frome.

Iain Woodcock, 33, was helping fellow kayakers across a weir when a log slammed into his boat and pushed him towards a swirling “cauldron” of water.

Mr Woodcock, who had a seven-month-old daughter, was tossed about “like a rag doll” by the strong currents in the fierce undertow of the weir.

Despite his frantic attempts to escape and brave efforts of others to save him, he was dragged under and perished in the freezing waters.

The motorcycle instructor was a member of the Keynsham-based Globe360 canoe lifeguard unit and also volunteered for the emergency blood service Freewheelers.

Read more: Father drowned on night time white-water trip as he helped other kayakers escaping raging torrent (Mail Online)

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