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Six-year old girl drowns in canal

Date
19/03/2013
What Happened
Person in mud
What Caused
Human factor
Casualty type/Qty
Casualty
Gender
Female
Causal Factors
Lack of awareness of hazards/obstacles
Injury Details
Drowning
Outcome
Accident suspected
Alcohol/Drugs
N/A

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Description of Incident
A six-year-old girl drowned in a canal while trying to help her friends who fell into the water attempting to retrieve a shoe thrown in by her twin brother.

Imie Harrison fell into the canal near Wolverley Court Lock in Worcestershire on 19 March after slipping on mud on the bank.

Two friends had already fallen in while trying to fish out a lost shoe, the inquest at Worcestershire Coroners Court heard, and Imie tried to help.

The other children escaped unharmed.
Supporting Information
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-23186023
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2356011/Imie-Harrison-6-drowned-Staffordshire-Worcester-Canal-trying-help-friends-fell-in.html
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/imie-harrisons-death-recorded-accident-4871165

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