Final moments of tragic fisherman who drowned in Plymouth tragedy detailed at inquest

The major maritime incident triggered a Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) investigation to determine what caused Laura Jane's capsizing and much-loved Christopher Comber's subsequent death

An experienced Devon fisherman drowned after a trawler carrying 300kg of cargo in Plymouth Sound capsized, an inquest heard.

Christopher Comber was on the return leg of a solo trip out on Laura Jane when it buckled under the strain of carrying large amounts of gill nets and other...
source: Devon Live

2019-11-19 22:32
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