Aberdeen dentist’s wife killed
Dental Inspiration's Lesley Pumford falls to death on Kinneff coast
An Aberdeen-based practice director has been killed and her dentist husband has been seriously injured after falling from cliffs on the Kinneff coast near Inverbervie.
Lesley Pumford’s body was found by the Coastguard after an alert was raised and a multi-agency search initiated on Friday 27 May. Her husband, dentist Chris Pumford, was taken to hospital and is said to be in a serious, but not life threatening, condition.
The couple owned and ran Dental Inspirations on North Deeside Road in Cults and had only recently picked up the Community Award at the 2016 Scottish Dental Awards on 13 May.
A statement on the Dental Inspirations website read: “Dental Inspirations can confirm that Dr Chris Pumford and his wife Lesley were involved in an accident on Friday 27th of May, as a result of which, Lesley passed away. Chris has sustained serious, but not life threatening injuries, and remains in hospital.
“At this time, we can confirm that no further statements will be made and request that you respect the privacy of Chris and Lesley’s family, friends and colleagues during this very difficult time.”
Bruce Oxley, editor of Scottish Dental magazine and chair of the Scottish Dental Awards judging panel, said: “On behalf of the magazine and the Awards I’d like to pass on our deepest condolences to everyone at the practice and especially to Lesley and Chris’s family.”