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Swaffham mother Danielle Chilvers' death recorded as misadventure, inquest hears

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A mother died of drowning while attempting to save her youngest son, an inquest has heard this week.

The inquest into the death of Danielle Chilvers, 37, took place yesterday in which senior coroner Jacqueline Lake recorded a conclusion of misadventure.

Miss Chilvers, who was a student support leader at the Nicholas Hamond Academy, died at Waxham on August 9.

Danielle Chilvers
Danielle Chilvers

The medical cause of death was confirmed as drowning.

Miss Chilvers, of Ash Close, was a student support leader for the Key Stage 4 students at the Swaffham school, which released a statement after her death.

It described her as "an integral member of the pastoral team" with "a heart of gold".

Principal Mark Woodhouse said Miss Chilvers was "an amazing woman and teacher" who had the welfare and well-being of the students close to her heart.

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