Coroners Act In the matter of the Coroner’s Findings and recommendations regarding the death of Mr William George Scott pursuant to section 46B dated 18 March 2016
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122. Ms Le gave evidence at this inquest. She was clearly distressed reliving the details of the death of her husband and 1 thank her for her courage. Background 123. Mr Tran was born on 21 October 1956 in Hai Phong, Vietnam and lived there most of his life. He was the third of five children. 124. He married and had four children. They all now have children of their own. He was widowed in 2006. 125. Mr Tran was a pleasant and generous man. He worked hard and made friends wherever he went. In 2010 he met Thi Ban Le when she was visiting Vietnam from Australia. They married in 2012 and he arrived in Melbourne 4 May 2013. 126. Initially, he worked on a farm near Melbourne but found it cold, particularly with 4.00 am starts, and in August 2013 Mr Tran and his wife came to Darwin to work on farms. 127. One of the other farm workers took Mr Tran and his wife fishing and taught them how and where to fish. 128. They were aware of the crocodiles in the Adelaide River. Ms Le had been to Darwin before and knew that crocodiles could jump and told Mr Tran about them. Ms Le had seen them at Adelaide River and was told that she had to watch out for crocodiles on the big tides. 129. Sometimes Mr Tran went to the waters edge to get a bucket of water and Ms Le would remind him to watch out for crocodiles. 130. They had frequently fished at the same spot on the Eastern side of the Adelaide River. They would generally meet other people fishing there. 22
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