Norwich dentist died in skiing accident in Swiss Alps, inquest told

Thursday, February 27, 2014
6:38 PM

A Norwich dentist died in a skiing accident in Switzerland, an inquest heard today.

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David English, 65, had been skiing off-piste with a group of people in a forest area.

He was found having fallen down a ravine.

An air ambulance took him to hospital in Geneva, but he was pronounced dead on the day of the accident - February 11.

He had been wearing a ski helmet, but sustained irreversible brain damage.

Norfolk coroner Jacqueline Lake said Mr English’s body was repatriated to the UK eight days later.

Mr English, of The Vale, Swainsthorpe, was formally identified by a funeral director by reference to his passport.

He ran a dental practice in St Augustines Street, Norwich.

The inquest into his death will be reviewed on or before March 26.

6 comments

  • I am in a state of shock to see this news . David has been my dentist for a number of years now . What a lovely lovely man . Always greated me with a smile and handshake . Always asked about my work and family . Our thoughts are with Heather and her family at this very sad time . Will be missed so much .

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    Danny

    Saturday, March 1, 2014

  • Heather Sorry to hear about all this we had lots of fun when you were the bass player for The Exit blues band Condolences to all David's family (Known to us as Fred) Dean Fairweather Topeka Ks USA formally Norwich

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    Dean Fairweather

    Sunday, March 2, 2014

  • Heather Sorry to hear about all this we had lots of fun when you were the bass player for The Exit blues band Condolences to all David's family (Known to us as Fred) Dean Fairweather Topeka Ks USA formally Norwich

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    Dean Fairweather

    Sunday, March 2, 2014

  • So shocked known for many years, such a gentle lovely man and friend, will be sorely missed.

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    Mandy T

    Friday, February 28, 2014

  • A sad loss to all who new him.A generous man to all he met!.."Forever Fred"

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    Albert Cooper

    Friday, February 28, 2014

  • A lovely and great man who treated all of our family and hoped he was going to do so many more - he will be missed - love to heather and all the family.....Charlotte,Billy, Ben, Helen (cable)

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    cbwb9

    Friday, February 28, 2014

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