Sea tragedy body is identified.A BODY found floating in the sea 10 days after a boating tragedy off the Isle of Wight Noun 1. Isle of Wight - an isle and county of southern England in the English Channel
county - (United Kingdom) a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government; "the county has a population of 12,345 people" has been formally identified as 20-year-old Heather Harris, from Stourbridge.
Heather, of Woodfield Avenue, Wollescote, was thrown overboard from a Rigid Inflatable Boat along with her friend, 28-year-old Richard Perry, of Victoria Street, Brierley Hill, on July 18.
Richard's body was found a couple of hours later and a post mortem [Latin, After death.] Pertaining to matters occurring after death. A term generally applied to an autopsy or examination of a corpse in order to ascertain the cause of death or to the inquisition for that purpose by the Coroner . examination confirmed he had died from drowning.
But the body of barmaid Heather was not found until July 27 and because she had been in the water for 10 days, DNA DNA: see nucleic acid.
or deoxyribonucleic acid
One of two types of nucleic acid (the other is RNA); a complex organic compound found in all living cells and many viruses. It is the chemical substance of genes. and dental records had to be used to formally identify her. Identification was confirmed yesterday and a post mortem examination showed she also died from drowning.
Heather and Richard had been on holiday with her parents and boyfriend.