5th November 2019
Charles Curtis has been representing the family of EVHA JANATH at the Inquest into her death at Drayton Manor Theme Park. Evha, who was 11 and was on a school trip to the park, was thrown from the Splash Canyon Ride and into the water. She sadly drowned before she was found and recovered by park staff. The Jury returned a verdict of Accidental Death and noted, as part of their conclusions, that Evha had been in the water for 18 minutes before she was recovered by Park Staff.
The Coroner is to send Prevent Future Death reports to all theme parks in the UK who run this type of water ride, raising her concerns regarding instructions given to passengers on the ride, monitoring of the ride, water rescue training and the absence of rescue equipment. Charles was instructed by Sinead Cartwright of Hilary Meredith Solicitors.