Friday, 8 November 2013

A Tragic Scene Revealed- How a Royal Navy poster girl drowned In a Dorset Sea, while rescuers watched her Trapped for 2 hours without doing nothing

A woman who drowned in a sea cave during a storm was a former Royal Navy poster girl who worked at the London Olympics, it has been revealed today.
Charlotte Furness-Smith, 30, was with her brother Alex, 31, when she was washed into Tilly Whim caves in Dorset on November 2.
Despite spending two hours speaking with the maths teacher - known as 'Buffy' to friends and family - through a blowhole, rescuers could not reach her.
 Her body was not recovered due to poor weather. As police continue to search for her remains, she is still classified as a 'missing person'.
Speaking today, the teacher's parents, Patricia, 57, and Charles, 58, from Amersham in Buckinghamshire, said they were 'shocked and deeply upset' by their loss. In a statement given to the London Evening Standard, Jon Coles, Ms Furness-Smith’s godfather, said: 'Buffy was a wonderful girl with an engaging personality and a fabulous friend to all.
'She was a dedicated and vivacious teacher who loved the outdoor life.'
Lifelong family friend Mark Morgan told the newspaper: 'She adored the outdoor life and with Alex, those dare-devil activities which regrettably went so wrong last weekend.'
Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Ms Furness-Smith moved to the UK with her parents when she was eight.
In Action: Adventurer Ms Furness-Smith, pictured, was exploring with her brother Alex, 31, when the pair got in to difficulty in a storm
While at Exeter University, she joined the Royal Navy Reserves. She graduated as an engineer before later qualifying as a maths teacher.

Ms Furness-Smith was based at the HMS Wildfire in Northwood, London, and was part of the Navy’s recruitment team.
She visited Downing Street before volunteering to serve in the second Gulf war in 2008.
When she returned, she volunteered to work at the London Olympics - where she carried out bag searches at Greenwich Park.
She began a new job teaching at the Bristol Free School two months ago.
Former Navy colleagues paid tribute to Ms Furness-Smith today.
Wolfgang Richter said online: 'RIP my good friend you shall be very missed by everyone, you shall always live on in the hearts and minds of those you have touched. From your good friend in the service.'
Emergency services were called on Saturday afternoon when a member of the public spotted the teacher's brother in difficulty near the Dorset cliffs at about 3 pm.
He was rescued by the coastguard - who then learned about his trapped sister.
Ms Furness-Smith had jumped from land and was dragged into the cave by fierce waves.
Two lifeboat crews battled against 50mph winds in an attempt to rescue her, but they were forced back. Another member of the team crawlled down into the cave - but found her dead.
Dave Turnbull, of the Swanage lifeboat, said: 'With the tide getting higher another coastguard officer entered through the blowhole but found the woman had sadly succumbed to the conditions. It was very sad and a truly awful situation to have been in.'

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