Email sent – 27/08/2016 07:43

Dear Mr Bradshaw

Please see the attached photograph of the climbing
competition raft currently sitting in the Exeter Basin which will be used this
weekend by hundreds of young climbers during the annual climbing event on the
Quay. During the climbing competition numerous climbers fall or
jump into the Basin water, which as you are aware is unfit for swimming owing
to stagnant water and raw sewage which is pumped into the basin from a couple of
dozen boats.

After last years competition approx 30 climbers reported
to the RDE Hospital for stomach upsets -quelle surprise.

It beggars believe that the
City and the County Council allow water sports in this filthy basin.

Swimming in such stagnant waters is very dangerous
and could result in death. Dangers include parasite infection,Weils
disease, Primary Amoebic Meningaencephalitis (PAM),etc.

Quite frankly, it beggars belief young people are allowed to swim in this

In the event police divers had to enter the Basin, they
would be given several inoculations to prevent diseases.

I reported this to you last year but you chose to turn a blind eye. You
can probably see this event from your bedroom window; hence, it happening
right under your nose but still you turn a blind eye.

For your information, action
and files

Yours Sincerely

Alan M Dransfield