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Elizabeth
9 years ago

I was saddened to hear of the loss of your daughter Emily. My prayers and thoughts go out to your family. I travelled to New Zealand in 2005. I also went riverboarding with that company in Queenstown. It was the most terrifying experience. I got sucked under in a whirlpool. The guide had to pull me out as I was close to drowning. This is a very dangerous sport and needs to come to the public eye.

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Freya
9 years ago

Hello, I only learnt of this accident very recently. I am a student at Emily's old school, but I just wanted to say that even though she didn't pass on recently, it is clear her memory lives on in all the wonderful charity work that all those who loved her do in Kidderminster. I wish I'd had the opportunity to know Emily, she was clearly a inspiring and beautiful person. I hope she rests in peace xxx

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Helen Brook
11 years ago

The day this terrible thing happened I was driving past. I just couldn't believe the beauty, it was like euphoria. the energy was just so incredible. It wasn't until I got back, that i realized what this incredible feeling was.I must have been tuned in as Emily was passing. it was very beautiful. Unfortunately, that day was to be the last i would see my Scottish born son, as on the 10th of May, he met his fate in a 4WD mishap up in the Southland mountains.He was crushed to death by the vehicle in which he was a back seat passenger. The driver got off with it. I couldn't believe it. nothing. these lads here are allowed to tear around the mountains, here, not wearing seat belts, no special driving instruction, drinking. loud music. to them it is a great joke, and these lads just kept going on their trip after my sons body had been flown off in a helicopter. Liam was born in Scotland, bought up in the countryside, and went to Rannoch boarding school. he followed me back to NZ, and a year to the day he started working here, I am burying him. the local lads have killed him. What can i do? no one will help. i have spent thousands on lawyers. I didn't even know this sort of thing went on. What are the laws here. Someone said there are no laws out there., and that's what they think, they just do what they like and get away with it. yes I am still upset, I am still grieving I don't know what to do, No one will help me. they say that's just an accident, get over it. What can I do can someone please help me. no inquest, I haven't got money to sue, if that can be done in NZ. I just don't understand how people can get away with things like this.

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ellen cooper
11 years ago

I was very saddened to hear about your daughter and I am so grateful that you made some headway with the NZ authorities regarding the safety of outdoor pursuits. I had a serious accident in 1994 whitewater rafting where many were injured and there was very little in the way of safety standards back then. My injuries still affect my life today and although I tried, I was unsuccessful to get anyone to listen. So thanks Chris for pushing it hard and getting somewhere. the little niggles it may bring some will certainly save others lives Im sure. Please feel free to contact me - scotteekiwi@yahoo.com.au

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Juewell Taylor
11 years ago

i really didnt know you at all. i am a 13 year old girl and i can relate to this sadden story. my uncle was the only one i could go to when i needed to, and he drowned swimming , when i saw him he made my day, and for me to read the story about this beautiful girl well woman brought back so many memories. sorry for her lost, and like i said i didnt know her at all but she will be missed by me. i pray for the family and her friends cause i truly know how you are all feeling.

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CARYS
11 years ago

So sorry for the loss of this beautiful girl. I don't know her. I just came back from NZ and having done the same excursion with same company and almost died myself after getting sucked into a rapid and held under for a while. I felt unsafe and hated every minute of it! I am a strong swimmer, i surf and i am very sporty, but this company is dangerous full stop. can see how it happened. :-( RIP

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Chris Jordan
11 years ago

Cary, I would like to speak with you, by phone or E Mail. I am Emily's Dad and have been trying for the last 18 months to get the NZ authorities to understand how dangerous this activity is. They don't want to know. A lot of individuals have experienced what you have River boarding, and the company you went with have not changed what they have done since Emily died. They did everything wrong and finished up with a £23000 fine! They then started up 3 weeks later without their safety audit! You have probably seen what i am doing - but it is a difficult job! Please, please contact me on: chris.jordan@cj-media.co.uk I will keep it confidential, but I have a list of 8 people that have nearly died River Boarding - unfortunately most people just walk away and put it down to experience. But people must speak out - if they don't the next person will die? Please contact me, to save those people? Thank you, Chris Jordan

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Damien
12 years ago

A Queenstown river boarding operator hadn't told would-be adventurers how to escape if trapped under rocks before a trip which ended in the drowning of an English tourist, a court was told today. Maritime New Zealand prosecutors told Queenstown District Court that Mad Dog River Boarding director Brad McLeod's boat carried neither throw-bags nor ropes the day 21-year-old British woman Emily Jordan drowned, Radio New Zealand reported. The company was taking tourists on excursions when the river level was unusually low and had not briefed them on how to escape if trapped when riding on the modified wakeboard, the court was told. McLeod and his company face three charges each over Ms Jordan's death on the Kawarau River Gorge last April. McLeod denied all charges. If found guilty, each conviction carried a fine of up to $250,000. The tourist had been under water for about 20 minutes before a boat operated by another company came along. The crew of the second boat used ropes to retrieve her body. The incident was especially harrowing for her boyfriend, who was standing on the riverbank while rescuers recovered her corpse, the court was told. Today was first day of the hearing, which was expected to take five days

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nick ryland
13 years ago

missed by so many i didnt no you very well but i saw how happy you made everyone feel and thats good enuf for me R.I.P. em x

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sequin girl
13 years ago

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sequin girl
13 years ago

i miss you more than i did yesterday but not as much as i will tomorrow and everyday after. im always thinking of you and hope you know how i feel. love you forever xxx

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Louise Lagerman
13 years ago

I know your pain,I lost my beautiful daughter March 2006 .I run a child loss website and forum [free of cost] For more support please visit www.mychildlossgrief.org/ Again I am so sorry.Your daughter is beautiful Louise Lagerman

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AO
13 years ago

When Em entered a room she infected everyone with her smile and happiness. she was simply too sweet a girl with so much love to give out to everyone. Our AO sporting days -whether it was lax, netball, rounders....we laughed our way through it all. Spanish would never have been the same without her .Em lived life to the full. her giggles will be echoing in my ears forever. love u em.xxxxxxx

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Rebecca
13 years ago

My heart goes out to the family and friends who have lost, clearly, a very special and cherised woman. Rest in peace xx

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Sammie
13 years ago

So sorry when I heard may she Rest In Peace Emily will be missed by many x x x

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I. Bishop
13 years ago

I really am sorry for all of Emily's family and friends. I played lacrosse with her at school; I was a bit of a misfit in the team, but Emily always made an effort to make me feel part of the team. She was always laughing, and was a happy person to be around. Although her life has been tragically short, from what I remember of her she would have really lived it to the full. Deepest sympathy to all those who care about her.

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Daila
13 years ago

Rest in PEACE [*] [*] [*]

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JM Tyler
13 years ago

our deepest sympathies to the family on this tragic occasion.

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Lily Mahovlich
13 years ago

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13 years ago

I'm so sorry for your loss. I just found this page and had not heard of Emily's death before. I looked up the story and saw how loved she was. I am sure she will be missed by many.

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Katie Jordan
13 years ago

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Katie Jordan
13 years ago

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Katie Jordan
13 years ago

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jessica
13 years ago

Jessica.. I just do not know what to say

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Alex
13 years ago

It's great lost for us all

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Alice Ottley Pupil
13 years ago

She was such a lovely girl at school, no one ever said a bad word against her. We, the pupils, are better people for knowing her. My love goes out to her family. May she rest in peace x

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s.coleman
13 years ago

may god bless and keep this family in their time of need. Jesus Loved Her First.

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Ernie
13 years ago

I met Emily and Jon at the Albatross centre in Dunedin and heard what a great experience they were having in NZ. So sorry to hear such sad news. RIP Emily

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Tatiana R.
13 years ago

SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THIS TRAGEDY AND LOSS. MAY GOD GRANT YOU PEACE AND KEEP YOUR FAMILY STRONG

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Emile Lachance
13 years ago

we visited beautiful new zealand in 2006. It was a fantastic experiecne and we made white water rafting on the kawarau river. I offer my condolences to this family

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Elana
13 years ago

my heart goes out to the poor girl's family. when my sister told me that our beloved Kawarau took her life I wanted to reach out somewhere and express our sorrow

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David Maycock
13 years ago

I went to university with Emily and was luck enough to know her for 4 years. I am so glad i had time to get to know her and spend time with Emily. She has left an impression on everyone she has met, and will be deeply missed. I have only fond memories of Emily from nights out in Swansea, to AU balls and most recently her 21st birthday almost a year ago. My heart goes out to her family, boyfriend Jonny and all of her friends who are trying to come to terms with this tragic loss of life of a wonderful, very pretty and caring young lady. Emily has left many fond memories with many people. Dave

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We lost our lovely daughter to a similar accident two years ago in West Virginia. We understand what the family must be feeling and our hearts go out to them.

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Matt
13 years ago

OMG, this is so sad. May you rest in peace

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Lily Mahovlich
13 years ago

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Lily Mahovlich
13 years ago