Parents Of Army Cadet Call For Criminal Charges Cadet Boating Accident 19.03.2008 The death of a 14 year old Army cadet from Aberdeenshire in a boating accident has prompted her parents to call for criminal charges to be brought against the organisers. Kaylee McIntosh from Fyvie drowned in the Outer Hebrides last summer after the boat she was travelling in capsized whist she was wearing the wrong kind of lifejacket. The teenager became trapped under the boat and a Marine Accident Investigation Branch report has said that the extra buoyancy of the jacket, which was not approved for use by children, would have kept her pinned there. In addition, Kaylee was trapped for an hour and a half due to a head count error, before it was noticed she was missing. Her parents have welcomed the fact that there is to be a public inquiry. Zoe Sutton from Irwin Mitchell's Armed Forces Injury Team commented, "This is a sad and tragic accident resulting in the avoidable death of a young Cadet. "The MoD has a duty of care to ensure the safety of Army Cadets in their care, as they do with regular service personnel and indeed the MoD owe a higher duty of care to minors in their care. I would hope that the Board of Inquiry will make appropriate recommendations that will ensure that accidents like this are prevented at all costs in the future." Irwin Mitchell - Armed Forces Accident Claims Team All Armed Forces Accidents (On and Off duty) and MoD Claims are handled by our specialist Armed Forces Accident claims team who have the expert knowledge and experience to deal with the Ministry of Defence (MoD), their claims handling insurers and solicitors. Our Armed Forces Accident Team has a significant amount of experience of acting on behalf of Armed Forces personnel who have been injured on and off duty. We understand the difficulties and sensitive issues that are involved in these types of claims and we can ensure that you not only get the right legal advice, but where appropriate, the right welfare support and guidance. If you or someone you know has been affected by a similar case, our experts can help. Fill in our online claims form for free advice. Press contact James Clarke Press Officer +44 (0)161 838 3169 Email James Related articles 16.07.2018Family Speak Out After Driver Who Caused Fatal Accident Is Sentenced 16.07.2018Parents Of Bradford Man Who Committed Suicide ‘After NHS Trust Failings’ Demand Mental Health Improvements 16.07.2018South Of England Leads 2028 League Table Of Economic Growth 16.07.2018Leeds Sets Employment Growth Standard In Q1 2018 16.07.2018Wimbledon Champion Alfie Hewett Becomes Irwin Mitchell’s Superhero Tri Team Captain 16.07.2018Manchester 'Enjoyed Employment Boost At Start Of 2018'