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Inquest into Lowestoft man's death

PUBLISHED: 09:44 14 December 2009 | UPDATED: 15:34 06 July 2010

A LOWESTOFT man hanged himself in Gunton Woods, an inquest has heard.

Stephen Edwards, 60, was found by volunteers with dogs from Norfolk Lowland Search and Rescue on September 9 after a long search.

A LOWESTOFT man hanged himself in Gunton Woods, an inquest has heard.

Stephen Edwards, 60, was found by volunteers with dogs from Norfolk Lowland Search and Rescue on September 9 after a long search.

Mr Edwards, of Stubbs Wood, Lowestoft, suffered from depression and had struggled during treatment.

Greater Suffolk deputy coroner Yvonne Blake recorded a verdict of suicide during last Friday's (December 11) hearing and praised the volunteers for their help in finding him.

She said: “He would not have been found so easily if it wasn't for Lowland Search and Rescue. They saved the police a long period of searching and cut short the period of distress for the family.”


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