INQUEST CONCLUDES LOCAL MAN WASHED ASHORE AT PENARTH HEAD HAD DROWNED

May 8th 2017: Police wearing surgical gloves, Penarth Coastguards wearing blue helmets and a Fire Service officer confer on Penarth foreshore – a short distance from the location of the body

The Vale of Glamorgan Coroner has concluded a Penarth man, Thomas Cynon Davies – whose body was discovered on the foreshore beneath Penarth Head in May –  had “died from the effects of immersion in water”.

Mr Davies (36) had last been seen in the town on May 7th – the day before his naked body was discovered by a beach-walker on May 8th more than 100 yards from the  cliffs.

A police pathologist taking photographs of the body in the location it was discovered

A police pathologist  photographed the body in situ at the point where it had been discovered.

Penarth Coastguard officers and South Wales Police then recovered the body for a post-mortem examination.  The team also searched the immediate area of the beach where the body had washed ashore.

The inquest held in Cardiff yesterday concluded that Mr Davies had died from “from the effects of immersion in water” but said that the “circumstances surrounding  how he came to be in the water –  and his intentions –  are unclear” .

 

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2 Responses to INQUEST CONCLUDES LOCAL MAN WASHED ASHORE AT PENARTH HEAD HAD DROWNED

  1. Frank Evans says:

    On the subject on inquests. Does PDN know when the inquest of sad death of head teacher Mr Jones will be held? Or maybe it has already.

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