Did you witness pensioner's fall at Stompin’ on the Quomps festival?

Did you witness pensioner's fall at Stompin’ on the Quomps festival?

Did you witness pensioner's fall at Stompin’ on the Quomps festival?

First published in News

A FAMILY is appealing for witnesses after a man fell during a busy festival at Christchurch Quay last Saturday.

Geoff Deedman, 76, was found in the public toilets on the quay at around 5.30pm during the Stompin’ on the Quomps festival.

His daughter, Carol Bastin, said Mr Deedman was rushed to hospital, where doctors have treated him for a bleed on the brain.

Ms Bastin said this has resulted in the left side of her father’s body being paralysed and that doctors need as much information as possible about the fall to ensure the best possible treatment. She added: “The doctors need to know whether the fall caused the bleed or whether he had a stroke which led to him falling.”

She asked anybody who may have witnessed the incident to call her on 07583310476.

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11:48pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Yankee1 says...

Assume the stroke. It is the worst case scenario that could have well led to the fall, and it is the one that needs immediate attention.

It seems rather late in the day to ask these questions. The medical teams will have assessed the situation from prima fascie evidence. That should suffice. Is there not CCTV evidence in such a public place?

Be grateful you have an NHS, and this will not bankrupt the family.
Assume the stroke. It is the worst case scenario that could have well led to the fall, and it is the one that needs immediate attention. It seems rather late in the day to ask these questions. The medical teams will have assessed the situation from prima fascie evidence. That should suffice. Is there not CCTV evidence in such a public place? Be grateful you have an NHS, and this will not bankrupt the family. Yankee1
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10:55am Sun 10 Aug 14

scrumpyjack says...

Yankee1 wrote:
Assume the stroke. It is the worst case scenario that could have well led to the fall, and it is the one that needs immediate attention.

It seems rather late in the day to ask these questions. The medical teams will have assessed the situation from prima fascie evidence. That should suffice. Is there not CCTV evidence in such a public place?

Be grateful you have an NHS, and this will not bankrupt the family.
CCTV in a public toilet?

You really talk a load of crap.
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: Assume the stroke. It is the worst case scenario that could have well led to the fall, and it is the one that needs immediate attention. It seems rather late in the day to ask these questions. The medical teams will have assessed the situation from prima fascie evidence. That should suffice. Is there not CCTV evidence in such a public place? Be grateful you have an NHS, and this will not bankrupt the family.[/p][/quote]CCTV in a public toilet? You really talk a load of crap. scrumpyjack
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