Sonny Ferry: Mom of teenager who drowned in York unconvinced his dying was unintended | Calendar

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The mom of an adolescent who drowned in a York river after an evening out in April 2019 is “unconvinced” it was an accident.

Sonny Ferry, 19, died within the River Foss, in York, after he left a nightclub within the metropolis, an inquest into his dying heard that Mr Ferry’s pockets was misplaced or stolen on the night of his dying and that an unknown individual tried to make use of his financial institution card.

The York Coroner’s Court docket listening to was additionally advised witness heard a voice shouting “assist mate” or “assist me” earlier than listening to the sound of splashing within the river at round four.30am on April 13.

Assistant Coroner Jonathan Leach concluded that Mr Ferry’s dying was an accident.

Talking after the inquest, Kate Ferry, 49, from Ketton, in Rutland, mentioned she was not stunned on the conclusion, however added: “I’m unconvinced that Sonny’s dying wasn’t extra than simply an accident.”

She continued: “The very last thing I’d need is for my son’s dying to be by something aside from an accident, however I do not assume the proof may very well be described as being non-suspicious.”

Mrs Ferry praised the emergency companies that attended the river on the evening of her son’s dying.

She mentioned: “I believe they had been too quickly to simply assume ‘he is been out consuming and he is fallen within the river, that is what occurs in York’.”

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