Tragic Death in Slipway Accident

13th August 2003

Members of West Norfolk SAC based in Kings Lynn are mourning the death of fellow club member Ann Corstorphine. The 48 year old mother of two was helping recover the club RIB at the Mundesley slipway on 2 August when the accident happened.

She was standing on the rear footplate of the tractor as it towed the RIB up the steep slipway when she lost her footing and fell beneath the trailer. Her husband Ian, and other club members rushed to her aid but her injuries were extensive. Paramedics were unable to revive her and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Because of the unusual and tragic nature of the accident Norfolk police will be holding a full investigation.