Charlotte "Buffy" Furness-Smith
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Charlotte Furness-Smith cave death: Family questions rescue 'delay'

The family of a former Royal Navy reservist who died in a sea cave has questioned why it took more than an hour before a rescue attempt was made.

Charlotte, 30, and brother Alex Furness-Smith had been coasteering when they became trapped at Durlston, near Swanage, Dorset, in November last year.

He managed to escape and get help but his sister could not be reached.

Her death was ruled as misadventure but her family claim the hearing failed to hear from three "key" witnesses.

  • 20 Mar 2014
  • From the section Dorset
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