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Southampton man, 21, died after stairs fall
10:35am Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
FRIENDS spent an evening socialising before it ended in tragedy, an inquest heard.
James Hallett, 21, died after falling down a flight of stairs at a flat owned by his friend Danny Palmer in April this year.
Southampton Coroner’s Court heard how Mr Palmer was awoken by Mr Hallett landing at the bottom of the stairs in the middle of the night at his flat in Irving Road, Southampton.
Mr Palmer helped Mr Hallett to his feet and guided him to the bedroom but he suffered a fit, the inquest heard.
A post-mortem found that Mr Hallett’s injuries were “in keeping with the traumatic injuries of falling down a flight of stairs”.
Southampton and New Forest coroner Keith Wiseman recorded a verdict of accidental death.
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