NEWS: England
A 22-year-old man dies trying to save a suicidal friend from drowning when he couldn’t swim.

Alex Gib­son, 22, was found face down off Black­pool, Lancs.

It was in the evening that the 18-year-old called him last July, say­ing that she want­ed to end her life.

The woman, who has a his­to­ry of men­tal health issues, told the Black­pool Inquest she man­aged to swim to shore.

Alex was found at 5:06 a.m. and died in hospital.

An autop­sy showed he had more than dou­ble the legal drink-dri­ving limit.

Coro­ner Alan Wil­son said: “Know­ing he could­n’t swim, he brave­ly got into the water and tried to help her.”

EVERY 90 min­utes in the UK, a life is lost to sui­cide. It does­n’t dis­crim­i­nate, touch­ing the lives of peo­ple in every cor­ner of soci­ety — from the home­less and unem­ployed, to builders and doc­tors, to real­i­ty stars and foot­ballers. It’s the biggest killer of peo­ple under 35, dead­lier than can­cer and car acci­dents. And men are three times more like­ly to com­mit sui­cide than women.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.