A penetrating angler drowned when his new lifejacket unsuccessful to save him as he fished during a beauty spot, an inquisition has heard.
Experienced angler Angus Rae, 51, defeated into 30ft of H2O from a vessel when he suffered an epileptic fit.
He won a esteem to fish during a fountainhead – and bought a new £60 Parmaris lifejacket for his trip.
But a self-inflating lifejacket he was wearing for a initial time did not spin 18st Mr Rae onto his behind as he struggled in a water.
It was a initial time Mr Rae, a penetrating angler given he was a child, had ragged a self inflating lifejacket.
Friend desperately attempted to strech him
His crony Simon Ladd attempted desperately to strech his messenger with an oar though couldn’t save him.
Mr Ladd said: “Angus was during a unrelenting of a vessel when he unexpected he fell into a water.
“He was submerged underneath a H2O before a life coupler arrogant and he came to a surface.”
Other fishermen circuitously hold him above a H2O by his shoulders before dual fountainhead rangers managed to lift him out.
But notwithstanding being given CPR from a rangers and, later, paramedics Mr Rae could not be revived.
The inquisition listened a father-of-two had won a raffle to fish for dart during Llandegfedd fountainhead near Cwmbran
Former tree surgeon Mr Rae, of Minsterley, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, had suffered dual prior seizures in a months before a tragedy, a inquisition during Newport was told.
‘He was wearing his new life jackets’
His widow Alison, 51, wept as she told a inquest: “He had researched life jackets on a internet. He wasn’t endangered about fishing again since he was wearing his new life jackets and he felt safe.”
Coroners officer Jon Lewis told a inquisition that Mr Rae had bought a Parmaris life coupler during a emporium in Ludlow, Shropshire.
He said: “It is tolerable for use in impassioned conditions though when wearing complicated wardrobe it will not self right.”
The inquisition listened he was wearing a bombard coupler and jumper and waterproof trousers.
Gwent emissary coroner Wendy James said: “Mr Rae bought a life coupler after substantial investigate and was wearing it for a initial time. It gave him a clarity of confidence since he suspicion it would spin him onto his back.
“He believed he had taken adequate precautions by wearing a life jacket.”
The coroner ruled Mr Rae’s genocide was accidental, and that he drowned after pang an epileptic fit.