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#1 Hum

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 23:37

The bodies of a man and a woman were found in a swimming pool at a British hotel, where a murder mystery party was planned.

Medical examiners are performing autopsies on the bodies of the woman, in her early 20s, and the man, in his early 30s, who were both from London, according to a Sky News report.

Staff members at the Down Hall Country House Hotel in Essex, England, discovered the bodies in the water Saturday night and dived in to try to save the victims. Despite the best efforts of staff members and emergency responders, they could not revive the victims, who were pronounced dead at the scene.

A murder mystery game was scheduled to start at the hotel Sunday, but it was canceled after the bodies were found.

Essex Police investigating the deaths have not determined a cause, and are focusing on the relationship between the victims. Chief Inspector Nick Lee told Sky the police are not looking for any suspects in connection with the deaths.

Guests who showed up at the hotel to attend the murder mystery party thought the cancellation and police presence at the hotel was part of the game.

"So we drove down here and saw all the police here and even then I thought it was just a hoax," guest Frankie Heritage said. "Then I walked in and asked a member of staff about it and they were sort of sworn to secrecy. They said they didn't know anything. But I still thought it was part of the murder mystery weekend."

The luxury hotel — located in the countryside 45 minutes outside London — is an old Italian mansion that dates back to 1322.

Hotel manager Chris Falcus said Down Hall employees are cooperating with police and are "devastated" by the incident, adding, "Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those concerned.”

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 23:43

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 00:03

A murder most foul!

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 00:17

I believe someone from the mystery party came early and did it to make things more interesting. :p

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 00:23

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 00:30

How does 2 people drown in a swimming pool ? Usually if somebody is drowning, the other can help. What are the odds of it being just an accident over a real murder then ?

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 00:49

How does 2 people drown in a swimming pool ? Usually if somebody is drowning, the other can help. What are the odds of it being just an accident over a real murder then ?


Helping someone who is drowning can be dangerous. It's very easy for a drowning person to accidentally drown the person trying to rescue them.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 00:54

I think it was professor plum with a candle stick!

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:05

Helping someone who is drowning can be dangerous. It's very easy for a drowning person to accidentally drown the person trying to rescue them.


In a lake sure, but a pool ? Anyway ..

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 02:08

In a lake sure, but a pool ? Anyway ..


Why does it matter? It's a body of water. The size is irrelevant.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 02:25

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Ha.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 02:26

Why does it matter? It's a body of water. The size is irrelevant.


I guess if you happened upon a car accident you'd just nonchalantly step off to the side and wait for the ambulance and such like to show up. Might be dangerous to help the people out of the car in case it explodes or something.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:30

I guess if you happened upon a car accident you'd just nonchalantly step off to the side and wait for the ambulance and such like to show up. Might be dangerous to help the people out of the car in case it explodes or something.



actually, that is what police and emergency workers would recommend (unless you had training), since you can harm the person more, by trying to move them without knowing what you are doing. they might have broken ribs or spine or something else that might be aggravated by you moving them out of the car.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:35

It looks like the party went swimmingly.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:53

I guess if you happened upon a car accident you'd just nonchalantly step off to the side and wait for the ambulance and such like to show up. Might be dangerous to help the people out of the car in case it explodes or something.


As someone else mentioned that's often what they recommend as you can do more harm than good unless you have proper medical training. Not to mention that's a awful analogy and not even remotely close to being the same thing. When people are drowning they often panic trying to keep themselves above water and as a result they can grab on to their rescuer and push them down to keep themselves above the water.