Kellie Poole Wiki – Kellie Poole Biography
Kellie Poole, 39, died during the session in the River Goyt at Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, on April 25, 2022. The session was run by a company called Breatheolution and run by Kevin O’Neill, and Ms Poole took part with two friends. Concluding an inquest into Ms Poole’s death today, Peter Nieto, chief coroner for Derby and Derbyshire, said he did not find any aspect of the proceedings of the session which would have contributed to her death. But he said he considered it necessary to write to the authorities highlighting the lack of regulation covering the activity. Recording her conclusion, Mr Nieto said: “Kellie died due to a sudden cardiac arrhythmia caused by immersion in cold water, which she likely could not survive due to an undiagnosed pre-existing heart condition.” “It is likely that the cold water caused her heart to lose rhythm, which then led to her suffering sudden cardiac death. “It is likely that the heart condition prevented her recovery.”
Kellie Poole was 39 years old.
Cause of Death
The two-day inquest at Chesterfield Coroner’s Court found that Ms Poole, from Droylsden in Tameside, Greater Manchester, had joined the session without ever having complained of health problems before. She said she had a headache after entering the water before falling forward, and that they tried to revive her after they pulled her out of the water. The water temperature on the day of her death was recorded as 10.7°C. Nieto recorded Ms. Poole’s cause of death as sudden cardiac arrhythmic death, caused by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (a thickening of the heart muscles) due to immersion in cold water. The investigation found on Tuesday that no waiver forms had been signed before the session, but O’Neill had verbally asked Poole if she had any existing health problems. However, Nieto said he did not believe a different course of action should have been taken. He said: ‘Kellie had an undiagnosed and, indeed, completely unknown heart condition. ‘Mr O’Neill had asked her if she had any heart condition that would prevent cold water immersion.
‘She was not fully conscious. “I see no reason in the evidence why cold water immersion should not have been performed.” The court also heard that cold water immersion activities are not regulated and there are no legal requirements for written risk assessments or exemption forms. Nieto said this was a “concern” and that he would publish a Preventing Future Deaths report to raise the issue after Poole’s mother called for action. He said: ‘Specifically, my concern is that there is no regulation for people carrying out cold water immersion sessions and, in fact, we have heard from the Environmental Health Service that there are no legal or regulatory requirements for people carrying out these sessions. . ‘It seems to me that there are reasons to examine whether there can or should be regulations for these businesses and activities. ‘My intention is to make further inquiries to see who I should write to. “I don’t know if anything will come of this, but I will raise the issue.” Nieto closed the hearing by expressing his condolences to Poole’s family, who attended the inquest.