A chippy HERO employee has died trying to rescue a female friend who committed suicide at sea despite being unable to swim, an inquest was launched yesterday.
Alex Gibson, 22, was found face down on the shores of Blackpool, Lancs.
He was on a night out when the woman, 18, called him last July, saying she wanted to end her life.
The woman, who has a history of mental health problems, told Blackpool she managed to swim to shore.
Alex was found at 5:6 a.m. dead in the hospital.
An autopsy revealed he was more than twice the legal limit for driving.
Pathologist Sudoba Weerasinghe said the cause of death was drowning, which was caused by alcohol use.
Coroner Alan Wilson said: ‘Knowing he couldn’t swim, he bravely got into the water and tried to help her.
Verdict: Death by wrongdoing.
You’re not alone
Every 90 minutes in the UK, a life is lost to suicide.
It’s non-discriminatory, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers. football.
It is the leading killer of people under the age of 35, killing more people than cancer and car accidents.
And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.
It is rarely talked about, however, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and pay attention now.
The goal is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness, and breaking down barriers people face when it comes to their mental health, we can all do our best to help. save.
Let’s all pray for help when we need it and listen to others… You’re not alone.
If you, or anyone you know, need help dealing with mental health issues, the following organizations will provide support:
- CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858
- Together at the top, www.headstogether.org.uk
- Care, www.mind.org.uk, 0300 123 3393
- papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 41 41
- Samaritans, www.samaritans.org, 116 123
- Movember, www.uk.movember.com
- Worry UK www.anxietyuk.org.uk, 03444 775 774 Mon-Fri 9:30am-10pm, Saturday/Sunday 10am-8pm
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17430017/hero-man-died-rescue-suicidal-pal-not-swim/ The man, 22 years old, died while saving a friend who committed suicide at sea even though he couldn’t swim