Inquest opened into death of Suffolk man who fell whilst on cruise ship

An inquest has been opened into the death of man following a fall on a cruise ship Picture: ADAM HOW

An inquest has been opened into the death of man following a fall on a cruise ship Picture: ADAM HOWLETT - Credit: Archant

An inquest has been opened into the death of a Suffolk man who died while he was travelling on a cruise ship.

Geoffrey Wilson, 75, from Bury St Edmunds, was travelling on a cruise ship in January this year when he fell.

The inquest heard that Mr Wilson was given first aid for a grazed knee following the accident.

However, the following day Mr Wilson’s condition worsened.

Part of his leg had swollen, he had a rising temperature and his blood pressure had dropped.


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Concerned by his condition, Mr Wilson was taken to a medical centre on the nearby island of Sint Maarten, a Dutch territory in the Caribbean which is a popular stop for cruise ships.

Mr Wilson received treatment at the hospital but died on January 31.

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Senior coroner for Suffolk, Nigel Parsley confirmed that an internal case review into Mr Wilson’s death will be held on July 24 with an inquest date set for September 21.

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