Søren Ventegodts brother drowned: I should have tried to save him

"At a time he runs out. He cries out for help, but if I help him, then die I also, because I can't swim." When the former doctor Søren Ventegodt was 10 yea

Søren Ventegodts brother drowned: I should have tried to save him

"At a time he runs out. He cries out for help, but if I help him, then die I also, because I can't swim."

When the former doctor Søren Ventegodt was 10 years old, drowned his brother in the eyes of him in Rørvig Beach.

IN DR-podcast 'Doctor looking for borders' with Iben Maria Zeuthen puts the much-criticised and controversial former doctor for the first time the words on the grief he went through when he experienced some of the worst of all, a man can get out of: To lose one of his loved ones.

But before we get to the story, we turn just in time 14 years back.

with the story about Søren Ventegodt also hear that he in 2005 became known to the public as the 'Doctor Clammy' because of its questionable treatment method, which he called " vaginal acupressure. It involved, among other things, that he kissed the patient's venusbjerg.

It meant that in 2007 he was stripped of his medical license by the Danish Health and medicines authority temporarily, because you believed that he was a danger to his patients, and in 2014 he was definitely stripped of his license by the Ministry of Health and Prevention.

call today Søren Ventegodt for alternative treats and acknowledged in the DR-podcast 'Doctor looking for boundaries', that his treatment was controversial, but that the withdrawal of his authorization came behind him, because he believes that he complied with all the rules.

Brother, I'm too happy for my own life

Back to the summer day in Rørvig Beach, where Søren Ventegodt and his then-8-year-old little brother was out, and bathe like so many other days that summer. Without supervision or special svømmeevner spent the two brothers virtually all of their vacation days at the popular sandy beach.

"the Beach in Rørvig is a very low tide, so it is a safe beach, but the day there was storm and the offshore wind. It prevented us not to bathe," explains Søren Ventegodt in the podcast.

Brødreparrets parents were taken alone on the holiday, and in the meantime they had thus "parked" Søren Ventegodt and brother at a campsite in Rørvig.

"My brother was vovepels. He should try the biggest waves on the far, and at a time he runs out. He cries out for help, and I just know that if I help him, then die I also, because I can't swim. He is lost."

"And that's where my guilt comes. I should have tried, even though it had cost my life. It is one of the hardest moments in life where you say, Unfortunately brother, I'm too happy for my own life, so I can't come out and help you," explains Søren Ventegodt, which today has a holiday at just the beach, which he has dubbed the 'Jespersminde'.

in Addition to frakendelsen of its authorization was Søren Ventegodt, in 2012, sentenced to 30 days imprisonment for violating the there are three statues by the Copenhagen city Court. According to the prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen was Søren Ventegodt the first doctor, who was sentenced to a term of imprisonment for his treatment of patients.

You can hear the 'Doctor search limits' with Søren Ventegodt and Iben Maria Zeuthen at the DR's platforms from Thursday.

Updated Date: 12 December 2019, 08:00

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