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Lifeguard cleared of gross negligence manslaughter and Health & Safety offences

19 November 2009

We represented a lifeguard who was prosecuted for gross negligence manslaughter and Health & Safety offences. The lifeguard was on duty when two youths drowned in a swimming pool. Detailed analysis of the Health & Safety risk assessments indicated that it was the management and not the lifeguard at fault and he was not convicted of any offence.