PROBE AFTER AQUE­DUCT FALL

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An in­quest after lo­cal teenager Kris McDow­ell fell to his death from the 120ft-high Pont­cy­syllte Aque­duct in May 2016 has been ad­journed pend­ing an in­de­pen­dent re­port. Re­ports were pro­vided at the in­quest by the Health & Safety Ex­ec­u­tive and the Canal & River Trust but Mr McDow­ell’s par­ents raised con­cerns about their in­de­pen­dence. The coroner agreed, call­ing for an in­de­pen­dent re­port into the aque­duct’s in­spec­tion process, the con­di­tion of the rail that Mr McDow­ell was lean­ing on and the aque­duct.

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