Do you have to be blessed with stupidity to be a coroner?
Coroner Tim Scott thinks people net fishing should wear life-jackets…what next requiring children paddling in the shallows to wear life jackets? In the bath?
Fishing enthusiasts keen to set nets at a popular, but dangerous, Auckland beach should be wearing lifejackets, a coroner says.
Coroner Tim Scott called for the practice after investigating the deaths of four fishermen at Karioitahi Beach in 2011.
The men, who were from two different fishing groups, died within four days of each other after running into trouble while trying to set fishing nets in the surf.
None of the four were wearing lifejackets. They all died from drowning, Coroner Scott’s findings showed.
Brothers Aisea Inoke, 40, and Makamapuhia Inoke, 38, and their friend Hohapi Pepa, 41, had two children with them when things went wrong on October 24, 2011.Â Read more »