Death by misadventure

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A death by misadventure, as recorded by coroners and on death certificates and associated documents, is one that is primarily attributed to an accident which occurred due to a dangerous risk which was taken voluntarily. In contrast, when a cause of death is listed as an accident rather than a misadventure, this implies no unreasonable willful risk.[1] Misadventure is not a scientifically recognized cause of death; there is always a more direct cause although it may be unknown in certain cases. Misadventure is a form of unnatural death like accident, suicide, or homicide.

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  1. ^ Bryant, Clifton D. (2003). Handbook of death & dying. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications. p. 968. ISBN 0-7619-2514-7.