Man found dead in stream had ‘toxic’ lev­els of al­co­hol

Bristol Post - - NEWS -

A MAN found dead in a Thorn­bury stream had “toxic” lev­els of al­co­hol in his body, an in­quest into his death has heard.

Ni­cholas Gibbs’ body was found by a mem­ber of the pub­lic on Au­gust 24, 2018.

The 47-year-old was dis­cov­ered at around 6pm in the the Mor­ton Way area.

At the time, an Avon and Som­er­set Con­stab­u­lary spokesper­son said the force was not treat­ing the death as sus­pi­cious.

The spokesper­son added: “It will be re­ferred to the coro­ner as a sud­den death.”

At an in­quest into Mr Gibbs’ death held on Tuesday as­sis­tant coro­ner My­fanwy Buck­eridge re­turned a nar­ra­tive con­clu­sion.

She told Avon Coro­ner’s Court: “Ni­cholas Gibbs died due to the com­bined ef­fect of drown­ing and toxic lev­els of al­co­hol.

“How he came to be in the wa­ter is not known.”

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