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Cotswold Country Park to face legal action following drowning
THE company behind the Cotswold Country Park and Beach is to face legal action following the death of 15-year-old Kajil Devi in July 2011.
Since the Middlesex teenager drowned at the site, Cotswold District Council has undertaken substantial investigations into the health and safety operations and procedures at the open water leisure facility, which is operated by WM Active Ltd.
They have said today that following examination of the facts, the council has concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to prosecute WM Active Ltd for non-compliance with health and safety legislation.
Cotswold District Council has requested Gloucestershire Magistrates Court to issue a summons.
An inquest heard that Kajil and her cousins were playing with an inflatable dinghy on one of the Water Park lakes. She could not swim but was confident in the water.
When the boat started to drift away with one of the youngsters on it, Kajil tried to reach the rope to pull it back but slipped into the water and disappeared.
She had been missing for about 20 minutes, but there was confusion as to whether she was still in the water or had gone back onto the beach to go to the toilet.
She was found under the water by a swimmer but could not be resuscitated at the scene and was pronounced dead in hospital the following day.