Student died after fall from third-storey window in Bedminster - inquest opens

William Scott was taken to Southmead Hospital, but later died

An inquest has been opened into the death of a student tragically who died after falling from a window in Bedminster.

William Scott, aged 28, was rushed to Southmead Hospital after falling from the third storey of the building in North Street on June 3, the inquest at Avon Coroner’s Court heard on Friday (June 17).

Despite the efforts of medical teams, he was pronounced dead in the early hours of June 4, at 4.54am.

The early indication of the cause of death was given as fracture pulmonary haemorrhage, fall from height and traumatic intracranial hemorrhage.

Avon Coroner’s Court in Bristol.

The coroner’s officer Cliff Parker said there were no family concerns surrounding the circumstances of the death.

Mr Scott was from York, but was living in Bristol as a single student, the case heard.

The hearing was adjourned for a full inquest to take place later this year.

Statements from the family, Mr Scott’s GP, the hospital and Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust will be requested.

In a family death noticed published by the York Press, Mr Scott’s family said the 28-year-old will be ‘greatly missed by all his family and friends’.

His funeral takes place on June 27.

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