An Essex man, who suffered serious personal injury after he fell twenty five feet from a seawall in East Mersea, is to make a claim for accident compensation.
Fifty seven year old Colin Corrigan, from School Road, in Silver End, was walking with his wife Julia along the seawall path close to Coopers Beach Caravan Site, when he toppled over the edge.
It took coastguards and paramedics almost three hours to rescue Mr. Corrigan, who had suffered numerous injuries in the accident including a broken leg, a head injury, multiple rib fractures and a punctured lung.
Mrs Corrigan is now calling for Essex County Council and the caravan site to improve safety measures in the area, by installing barriers and lighting on the most dangerous sections of the seawall.
She told the Harwich and Manningtree Standard, that she thought her husband had been killed by the fall, adding that the couple just wanted to prevent this happening to anyone else.
Mr. Corrigan, who has been unable to return to his job as a painter and decorator since his accident, is now seeking legal advice in order to claim compensation for his injuries.
A spokesperson from Essex County Council stated that they had been in contact with the Corrigan’s but added that “it was not standard policy to put barriers or lights on rural rights of way”.