An investigation has found that a child died tragically after drowning in a lake at a business location on a holiday.
Corey James Holland could not be rescued despite repeated attempts to rehabilitate Lakeside Caravan Park in Winchford, Cheshire.
He was taken to a crew hospital where he was pronounced dead at the scene. Cheshire live reports.
An interrogation at Cheshire Coroner’s Court heard how many small holes were found in the water by his father, Philip Holland.
The court heard how Corey’s mother, Kimberly Mackenzie, her father, and their other children were staying in the park in Philip’s mother and father’s caravan.
In a statement from Mr. Holland, read by Alan Moore, senior coroner of Cheshire, the father said the Viral family arrived at the site on August 21, 2019.
The court heard that Philip had enjoyed the meal and was watching TV at the pull-out before placing Corey on the travel bed.
Philip said he checked with Corey when he put the older children to bed and said he was “sleeping fast.”
He added that a 16-month-old baby usually slept in the same room with himself and his partner, but this time the couple slept on a pull-out bed in the room.
Around 8 a.m. on August 22, the court heard that Philip had woken up and realized that the break was not on his bed and that one of the caravan doors was a little rewarding.
Then Philip woke Kimberly and told her that Corey wasn’t in their bed, and the family brazenly started looking for him.
The father said in a statement that he asked a woman there if he had seen the baby and she said she had a baby.
Philip then asked her why she didn’t have a 16-month-old baby because it was ‘just a baby’, to which she replied ‘I don’t know’.
Sadly, Philip found Corey’s face in the water near the jetty and pulled him out.
Philip said in a statement that baby Corey learned to open the door when it opened, but the family did not know how to do it when it was locked.
He added that he knew the door had been locked before nightfall because he had checked the couple before going to bed.
Evidence was also read out by witnesses at the caravan site, both of whom said they had seen a child wandering.
One man said he saw a child in pajamas in the middle of the caravan around 8.20am, but suppose someone was watching him or was there.
At about 8:30 a.m., another witness, a resident of the caravan site, said he saw a small child near one of the caravans by the lake, but could not say if it was a boy or a girl.
He said he assumed they were “walking towards someone” or going to a caravan and said it was “just a matter of seconds” when he decided to make a cup of tea.
A resident of the caravan site said he then heard screams and saw a man, a woman and three other children “running in different directions” and looking for someone.
He then asked the man if he was looking for someone and he said ‘yes baby, baby’ to which he replied that he had seen a baby and he told him ‘he is just a baby Is.’
The woman said in a statement that she later heard a man shout, “Help me, help me,” and when she looked out of the kitchen window, she saw a man walking with something on his shoulder. Was running
She said she knew then that “something terrible had happened” because the child was not moving and had called for an ambulance.
The woman said she was “devastated” to find out the day after the baby died.
The court heard how the site’s maintenance manager performed CPR before ambulance crews arrived and took over.
Ambulance crews arrived and performed CPR because it had already been said that Corey had a cardiac arrest.
Paramedics then decided to take Corey to Leighton Hospital Staff, Where he was still in cardiac arrest and arrived at 9.32 in the morning.
Doctors and paramedics at the hospital then took over the rehabilitation work, but despite their best efforts, Kore was pronounced dead at 10.14am.
Detective Inspector Stuart York Cheshire Police He said he had found no evidence of third party involvement or suspicious circumstances.
Detective York added that it was not known if Corey went into the water on her own or “fell into it” because no one had seen her through the water.
“I am satisfied that the evidence indicated a tragic accident,” he said.
During the hearing, Corey’s grandfather, James Holland, asked the coroner to clarify if the defibrillator at the site could make a difference.
Mr Moore said that, according to paramedics, the defibrillator did not work because Corey was unable to walk due to a heart attack.
Mr Hollande added that if there was no defibrillator on site, there was a “need to be one” because it was a family caravan park.
He added: “We don’t want anyone else to go through this house.”
At the end of the inquiry, Coroner Alan Moore recorded that the medical cause of death was “equal to drowning.”
Mr Moore recorded the end of an accident, saying: “I conclude that Corey died as a result of an accident. A very tragic accident.
“I want to say that you have been incredibly brave today and not just today, as I know you have lived with him for a long time.
“You’re a beautiful family and I can see that.”