The family of a man who died after falling into the Leeds and Liverpool Canal have called for increased surveillance in the area.Would it have helped in this case?
David Rhodes, 46, from Blackburn, was found in the canal off Highfield Road in July this year.
Assistant Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley coroner Elaine Block concluded that the cause of death was accidental, contributed to by the level of alcohol in his blood stream.Ah.
A hearing at Blackburn was told that Mr Rhodes had been walking with crutches due to a hip operation./facepalm
His brother Johnny Heyworth, 36, said: “I cannot believe it.
“I just hope it doesn’t happen to anyone else, it has happened to far too many people.
“There’s no way he should have been allowed out of hospital.
“They need to put CCTV cameras up around there.”Why? By the time the operators had raised the alarm, he'd have drowned anyway.