Originally Posted by Manos
do you know what 'death by misadventure' means?
It's a term commonly used by Coroners to describe a cause of death. Most people who die by accident, eg. falling off a cliff, are deemed to have died by misadventure. In this country, the causes are classified as Natural causes(illness), Misadventure, Lawful/unlawful killing, Suicide, Open verdict, (cause cannot be verified), Industrial disease.
For instance, if I was to wrap anchor chain around your leg and push you off your boat, that would be seen by most people (not jono) as unlawful killing. If you jumped off on purpose, that would be suicide. If their was any doubt that you didn't mean to jump, that would be seen as an open verdict. If it all happened by accident, that would be misadventure. I'll be in Pwllhelli this weekend if you want a practical demonstration.