Court hears events that led to his death
ThE death of a 21-year-old student from Macclesfield was a tragic accident, a court has ruled.
James Webb had been enjoying a night out with friends when he fell into the water at a marina in Plymouth, where he was studying.
An inquest heard the tragic series of events that led to his death in January.
James, whose family live on Lindrick Close in Tytherington, had earlier been escorted from a Student Union bar because of his drunken state.
A course mate also tried to take James home after spotting him outside a nightclub, but lost sight of him.
CCTV footage showed James squeezing through a security gate near Sutton harbour and walking along a wall near the water prior to his death. Police later discovered an indent in the soil and broken plants indicative of where James had lost his footing.
A detective told the hearing CCTV cameras caught sudden ripples in the water believed to have been caused by James falling in. Assistant Coroner Philip Spinney recorded a verdict of accidental death.
After the hearing, his mum Marie Fearns said the family had experienced ‘unimaginable grief’ following the death of the former All hallows Catholic College and St Gregory’s Primary pupil. ●»