Speaking after the hearing Mr Payne's brother, Joby, called for the Parish Council to install safety fences along the stretch of the river.
'When I was younger I nearly drowned there and my daughter nearly drowned there. When are lessons going to be learned,' he said.Wait, hang on a minute there! You knew it was dangerous, but failed to pass that knowledge on to your daughter, and the rest of your family were similarly unaware of your daughter's close shave?
Yet you want to know when 'lessons will be learned'?
Well, considering your family were clearly unable to learn any lessons from their own experience, I’d say, ‘never’….
'How many more lives must be taken? How many more people have to go through the grief we are going through?
'There should be a fence there to deter people going down there to swim.’Translation: ‘My family are so dim they need a fence in place to remind them that their own members were nearly killed on this river’…
Mr Payne, you are a product of today's society where everything is someone else's fault, and someone who has suffered a personal tragedy, no matter if it's their own fault, must never, ever be criticised because it's 'insensitive'.