Pair died af­ter jump­ing off bridge tied to­gether

South Wales Evening Post - - NEWS -

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.

Nathan Or­ritt.

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