Council hostile to drowned man's family, inquest hears

Bawsey death: Council 'dismissive' to Radomir Gina's family

May 30, 2022 by BBC

Key Facts

  • Image source, Radek Gina Image caption, Radomir Gina died after getting into difficulty while swimming at Bawsey Country Park The family of a man who drowned at a country park claim its manager and the council were "hostile" when they raised safety concerns, an inquest has heard.
  • The inquest into Mr Gina's death, which is being held in Norwich, heard she was left in "floods of tears" when she went to the park, also known as Bawsey Pits, a month after her nephew's death in June last year to find 100 people swimming, including families and young children.
  • Image caption, Violet Cunningham told the BBC last year she was "horrified" by the number of people in the water at Bawsey Pits She warned a family of the dangers but was rebuffed, and claimed the park manager - who was running a burger van - was "hostile" towards her when she asked him to do more to stop people.
  • The pair went to the park at 15:30 BST on 16 June - a hot and sunny day - and headed for the smaller of two lakes, where about 100 people were in the water, she said.

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