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Man died of head injury after land-surfing accident
A “FIT and healthy” man died after he hit his head while land-surfing, Southampton 's deputy coroner heard.
Liamonias Daunoras had been planning to travel around Europe with his friends when he lost control of his skateboard and hit his head on a concrete post.
He had been land-surfing with his friends in the car park at the D-Day Museum, Clarence Parade, Southsea, when he fell.
The 26-year old had strapped his feet to the board as he rolled down the slope in the potholed car park at about 6pm on Sunday June 25 this year.
He had not been wearing a helmet.
“Moving down the slope it was apparent that Liamonias was losing control of the board,” Det Con Allison Fraser of Fratton CID said. “He could not jump off because of the straps on the board. He hit the back of his head hard.”
His friends rushed to his side and managed to revive him but he was taken by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital where he subsequently died.
Floral tributes were left at the scene of the accident after his death.
Dr Richard Tyrell of Eastleigh Health Centre said: “He was a fit and healthy young man prior to his death.”
Southampton deputy coroner Gordon Denson recorded a verdict of accidental death caused by head injury.