Inquest opens into death of girl at campsite

Campsite girl suffered heart attack, inquest hears

Campsite girl suffered heart attack, inquest hears

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Features Writer

AN inquest into the death of a six-year-old girl at a New Forest campsite has today been opened and adjourned.

Isabelle Harris died in the early hours of Good Friday at Southampton General Hospital after suffering cardiac arrest in the ambulance.

Deputy Coroner Gordon Denson said just after midnight Isabelle was found “unresponsive” in the tent she was staying in with her parents Lee and Tracey Harris at Holmsley Campsite, Bransgore.

Her parents, from Gosport, and paramedics tried to resuscitate her at the scene, the official opening of her inquest was told.

Concerns were expressed by a paediatric consultant at the hospital and a post mortem was requested at Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester.

Pathologist Basil Purdue and Dr Darren Fowler later found there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. But they were unable to give a cause of death.

The coroner revealed he is awaiting further reports before the exact cause of death can be determined.

The inquest was adjourned to be heard at a later date in Bournemouth.

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5:31pm Wed 11 Apr 12

Of the Ilk says...

Oh dear! A heart attack and cardiac arrest are not the same thing. Perhaps the Echo should get some medical training
Oh dear! A heart attack and cardiac arrest are not the same thing. Perhaps the Echo should get some medical training Of the Ilk
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5:34pm Wed 11 Apr 12

Over the Edge says...

Of the Ilk wrote:
Oh dear! A heart attack and cardiac arrest are not the same thing. Perhaps the Echo should get some medical training
Are you taking the pi$$.

A six year old little died.

R.I.P little one.
[quote][p][bold]Of the Ilk[/bold] wrote: Oh dear! A heart attack and cardiac arrest are not the same thing. Perhaps the Echo should get some medical training[/p][/quote]Are you taking the pi$$. A six year old little died. R.I.P little one. Over the Edge
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7:06pm Wed 11 Apr 12

Of the Ilk says...

Over the Edge wrote:
Of the Ilk wrote:
Oh dear! A heart attack and cardiac arrest are not the same thing. Perhaps the Echo should get some medical training
Are you taking the pi$$.

A six year old little died.

R.I.P little one.
No, of course I am not taking the, as you so ellegantly put it, taking the pi$$.
I have real sympathy for the family as I know how devastating an unexpected death of a you child can.
I was pointing out a medical error and the Echo seem to have taken notice as they have changed the headline.
[quote][p][bold]Over the Edge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Of the Ilk[/bold] wrote: Oh dear! A heart attack and cardiac arrest are not the same thing. Perhaps the Echo should get some medical training[/p][/quote]Are you taking the pi$$. A six year old little died. R.I.P little one.[/p][/quote]No, of course I am not taking the, as you so ellegantly put it, taking the pi$$. I have real sympathy for the family as I know how devastating an unexpected death of a you child can. I was pointing out a medical error and the Echo seem to have taken notice as they have changed the headline. Of the Ilk
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7:22pm Wed 11 Apr 12

Georgem says...

Of the Ilk wrote:
Oh dear! A heart attack and cardiac arrest are not the same thing. Perhaps the Echo should get some medical training
Yes, the medical inaccuracies of a local newspaper are definitely the most tragic aspect of this story....
[quote][p][bold]Of the Ilk[/bold] wrote: Oh dear! A heart attack and cardiac arrest are not the same thing. Perhaps the Echo should get some medical training[/p][/quote]Yes, the medical inaccuracies of a local newspaper are definitely the most tragic aspect of this story.... Georgem
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