Landmark ruling over death of a diver

Image copyright collect Image caption Debbie, Lex and baby Vincent

A six-year-old boy has won the right to sue for damages over the death of his father in a landmark ruling at the Supreme Court in London. Vincent Warner had no time to get to know his dad, Lex, before a catastrophic set of circumstances in the sea off the north of Scotland led to his death six years ago.

Rewind to the morning of Tuesday 14 August, 2012.

Lex Warner is on the deck of the MV Jean Elaine, a dive boat a recreational diving team called Dark Star had hired from Scapa Flow Charter in Stromness.

They had overnighted at Kinlochbervie, and today they expect to sail out to Cape Wrath to dive an unexplored wreck.

Boy wins right to sue over father’s death Image caption Lex in his diving gear Image caption Lex with his young son Vincent Image caption The MAIB built “recommendations” following Lex’s death, and said “appropriate action” had been taken

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