A entrepreneur was killed when a 20ft rotten tree crashed down on top of him after he tied a hammock-style tent to it during a family camping trip, an inquest heard. Ryan, Stephanee and Nick had driven down to Cornwall from their home in Southampton to go surfing in Newquay. Ryan was trapped by the rotten tree which landed on his head and body and suffered skull and facial fractures, while Natalie fell to the ground and was knocked unconscious. He agreed with the coroner that 'on the balance of probabilities one of the trees was rotten' and that the tent straps had been attached too high which increased the leverage on the rotten tree. PC Sally Freeman said in a statement:'One of the three trees was rotten and collapsed under the weight of the tent.
Source: Daily Mail May 24, 2019 15:20 UTC