Email sent - 27/08/2016 07:43
Dear Mr Bradshaw
Please see the attached photograph of the climbing competition raft currently sitting in the Exeter Basin which will be used this weekend by hundreds of young climbers during the annual climbing event on the Quay. During the climbing competition numerous climbers fall or jump into the Basin water, which as you are aware is unfit for swimming owing to stagnant water and raw sewage which is pumped into the basin from a couple of dozen boats.
After last years competition approx 30 climbers reported to the RDE Hospital for stomach upsets -quelle surprise.
It beggars believe that the City and the County Council allow water sports in this filthy basin.
Swimming in such stagnant waters is very dangerous
and could result in death. Dangers include parasite infection,Weils
disease, Primary Amoebic Meningaencephalitis (PAM),etc.
Quite frankly, it beggars belief young people are allowed to swim in this Basin.
In the event police divers had to enter the Basin, they would be given several inoculations to prevent diseases.
I reported this to you last year but you chose to turn a blind eye. You can probably see this event from your bedroom window; hence, it happening right under your nose but still you turn a blind eye.
For your information, action and files
Alan M Dransfield