BREAKING: Inquest verdict on Ottery boy’s drowning

PUBLISHED: 18:50 13 February 2012 | UPDATED: 10:51 14 February 2012

Roger Pullman, with a picture of his son Adrian, who drowned in a swimming pool in 2003. He has had to wait more than eight years for the inquest into the deatils surrounding his death to be revealed. Picture by Terry Ife

Roger Pullman, with a picture of his son Adrian, who drowned in a swimming pool in 2003. He has had to wait more than eight years for the inquest into the deatils surrounding his death to be revealed. Picture by Terry Ife

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The corner said she was ‘satisfied’ an 11 year-old Ottery boy would not have died if he hadn’t gained entry to a swimming pool while on respite care.

Dr Elizabeth Earland recorded a ‘narrative verdict’ of drowning at the conclusion of Adrian Pullman’s inquest this afternoon.

His father Roger, who had waited more than eight years to hear the details surrounding his son’s death while on a respite break, wept at Devon County Hall as the coroner described how Adrian was discovered with his head underwater at the swimming pool at Little Farm near Colyton in August 2003, .

For the full story see Friday’s Herald.


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