var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-41362908-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://' : 'http://') + ''; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
Home / Sporting Events / Fishing / Fisherman drowned when his new life coupler unsuccessful to keep him afloat after epileptic fit sent him overboard, inquisition …
Llandegfedd resevoir

Fisherman drowned when his new life coupler unsuccessful to keep him afloat after epileptic fit sent him overboard, inquisition …

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.

Check Also

‘I’m not daft’ Tragic angler’s final post before plunging to genocide off Orkney precipice top

A sea angler plunged to his genocide in high winds after claiming he knew his …