Emily May Harper Named As American Woman Who Died Swimming With Dolphins

The American tourist who was found face down in the water whilst swimming with dolphins in Marlborough Sound on Tuesday has been named as 27 year old Emily May Harper from Denver, Colorado. Please see this article for further details. Initial postmortem results suggest that she did not die from drowning and her boyfriend told…

Emily Jordan’s Father Writes To John Key: Safety Regulations Are "Third World"

from The Birmingham Mail, UK. 9 Sept 09 “The father of a young Midland tourist who died during a river adventure trip in New Zealand has pleaded with the country’s prime minister to make extreme sports safer. Law graduate Emily Jordan, from Worcestershire, drowned on a “river boarding” excursion after guides failed to take safety…

Chris Jordan To Lobby Key And The Letterman Show Coup

For more about the trial and events following it see: Emily Jordan Chris Jordan, father of Emily Jordan who drowned in a River Boarding ‘accident’ in New Zealand in April 2008 on Monday called for legislation to be introduced to govern river boarding in the country: (RadioNZ) “Mr Jordan believes his daughter died because the…

Catherine Peters’ Swing Bridge Death – Manslaughter Trial Starts

On the day that the trial of Mad Dog river boarding was so very neatly wrapped up another trial started into the circumstances surrounding another adventure tourism related death in New Zealand. Catherine Peters, an 18 year old student in her first year of a veterinary degree at Massey University died in March from injuries…

Emily Jordan Death & Mad Dog Riverboarding Trial – Father’s Response

“The appalling…ridiculous way she died has just been very upsetting. It was just so preventable at every stage and the impact on us is there forever” Chris Jordan, father of Emily Jordan (TVNZ) Please take some time to listen to his very articulate comments and recommendations in a Radio NZ interview link:http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/national/ckpt/2009/08/24/company_pleads_guilty_to_2_charges_over_tourist_deathThe company is liable…