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Firms charged after swimmer nearly drowned at pool

PUBLISHED: 14:35 11 February 2019 | UPDATED: 15:15 11 February 2019

The East of England Air Ambulance was called to Woodland Holiday Park after a man was taken ill in the swimming pool. Photo: supplied.

The East of England Air Ambulance was called to Woodland Holiday Park after a man was taken ill in the swimming pool. Photo: supplied.

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Two firms have been charged with failing to discharge their general health, safety and welfare duty to an employee after a swimmer was pulled unconscious from a pool with his survival on a knife-edge.

Popular Cromer and Bradfield cricketer and fitness trainer Olly Kimber was underwater for up to five minutes after he was taken ill in the swimming pool at Woodland Holiday Park in Trimingham, near Cromer, on March 3, 2017.

As employers, both Woodland Caravan Site Ltd, of Wyncolls Road, Colchester, and Alan Baugh T/A Foley and Baugh Associates, of Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, are charged with, between March 12, 2015 and April 1, 2017, exposing swimmers in the pool, including Oliver Kimber, to the risk of drowning.

The cases were adjourned at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on Friday, February 11, to March 28 at 2pm at Peterborough Court House, when both defendants must attend.


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