Inquest of man in hammock who died in Sandymouth cliff fall

The BBC has reported from the inquest into the death of father-of-four Douglas Curry who was killed by a rockfall at Sandymouth Beach on 16th July 2019.

According to the inquest in Truro, he had strung his hammock between a gap in the cliffs when a large boulder the size of a hay bale fell on him, killing him instantly due to massive chest trauma. The body was recovered by the Fire Service. The Coroner, Stephen Covell, ruled the 67-year-old’s death was accidental.

Mr Curry, from Petersfield in Hampshire, was on holiday with his wife for their 35th wedding anniversary. They were camping. He had retired the year before.

For the full BBC report click here.

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