Grief-stricken wife of cameraman killed in safari stunt still hoping for answers

The grieving wife of a camerman who was killed in Africa while filming for a BBC and Netflix show is still awaiting answers.

Mark Milsome, 43, died when he was hit by a Land Rover Defender during filming for a series called Black Earth Rising three years ago.

He was filming as the car attempted a roll over stunt, but something went wrong and it collided with him and his camera.

Mark left behind a wife, Andra, 58, and daughter, Alice, 14.

Both have spent the past three years waiting for answers regarding the incident, but hope an upcoming inquest will shed light on what happened.

Before the incident, Mark had a long career in the film industry and had worked on countless TV series including Game of Thrones, Sherlock and Downtown Abbey.

He had also filmed for Hollywood blockbusters including Quantum of Solace, Saving Private Ryan and The Theory of Everything.

Mark met Andra in 2002 and they married in 2005. The couple lived in Hay-on-Wye, Wales, with their daughter.

Andra said: "Although Mark was away a lot, we had a great relationship. We completed each other. He was a real family man.

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"When he was on location for work he would call or Skype three or four times a day and when he was at home he pretty much spent all of his time with me and Alice.

"Mark's death has been incredibly difficult for us. The hurt and pain we continue to feel each day is as strong now as it was the day he died.

"While it's nearly three years since Mark's death, time has literally stood still for us. Not knowing the full facts surrounding Mark's death has made trying to come to terms with what happened even harder.

"I know that attending the inquest and having to listen to the evidence as to how Mark died is going to be emotional.

"However, it's something I have to do to get the answers and honour his memory. If the inquest finds there are lessons to be learned to improve safety it's crucial they are."

Andra is being aided by international accident lawyers at Irwin Mitchell through the inquest process.

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Caroline Davies, a solicitor from the firm, said: ""The last few years have been incredibly difficult for Andra and Alice as they attempted to try and come to terms with Mark's sudden and unexpected death.

"Understandably they have many concerns regarding how he died. They're now hopeful that the inquest will at least provide them with the answers they deserve.

"If during the course of the hearing any issues regarding safety practices are identified, it's vital, where possible, that lessons are learned."

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