Pair died after jumping off bridge tied together
ANGLESEY Two men found tied together on a beach had died after jumping from the Menai Bridge, an inquest has ruled. The bodies of Richard Adam Hollis, 36, and Nathan Jordan Orritt, 18, were found on Dinas Llwyd beach, near Newborough in Anglesey, on February 9 this year. The men were from Preston and Blackpool respectively. Police who tracked Mr Orritt’s phone found the pair had worked their way around the coast from Conwy, eventually ending up near the Menai Bridge. The last call from the phone was made to 999 at 11.51pm on February 5 which lasted 52 seconds before the operator hung up due to nobody talking. DC Matthew Corkish, of North Wales Police, and pathologist Dr Brian Rodgers agreed that the men died very shortly after this phone call. Dewi Pritchard Jones, senior coroner for North West Wales, recorded the official cause of death as drowning at Dafydd Orwig council chamber in Caernarfon on Thursday. He also concluded that the pair committed suicide on the balance of probabilities.