A swimmer who nearly drowned during an accident in a public place at a local pool is seeking a personal injury compensation settlement of £3 million.
According to the Essex Echo, Annie Woodland was ten years of age when she nearly passed away during a lesson held at Gloucester Park swimming pool in the town of Basildon in the summer of 2000.
Due to this ordeal, Miss Woodland sustained brain damage as she had stopped breathing by the time she was rescued and subsequently has severe learning difficulties, meaning she is likely to be disabled for the rest of her life, the news source added.
Ian Woodland, Annie's father, is now therefore pursuing a multimillion pound damages award from the Swimming Teachers Association - which trained more than 30,000 instructors and lifeguards in 2009 - as it arranged insurance for both the company running the class and one of the teachers at the pool.
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett