Joseph Day: Coroner opens inquest into death of New Zealander living in Bristol

The short hearing took place at Avon Coroners Court in Flax Bourton this morning

An inquest has been opened into the death of Joseph Day - whose body was discovered at Avon Gorge after he went missing from his home in Bristol.

The 31-year-old was found at Avon Gorge, close to Clifton Observatory, on May 3 at 7.42am, Senior Coroner Maria Voisin was told at the short hearing at Avon Coroners Court in Flax Bourton this morning (May 26).

Her officer added that Mr Day died from multiple injuries sustained by a fall. Mr Day is from New Zealand and was working as a labourer while living in Pembroke Road in Clifton.

He had been reported missing after his financee Kelsey Mulcahy was unable to make contact with him while she was away in London on April 30.

Joseph Day went missing from his home in Bristol

An appeal was launched to find him, before his body was tragically found.

Today’s inquest was adjourned for a full hearing in August to conclude how Mr Day’s death happened.

Avon and Somerset Police have said they are still carrying out inquiries on behalf of the coroner.

The hearing today comes hours after a celebration of Mr Day’s life was due to take place at Auckland Town Hall in New Zealand, at 11am local time.