held into fatal rhyne accident near Burnham-On-Sea
inquest has this week been held into the death of a Rooksbridge
man who died after an accident.
Thornton died when the vehicle he was travelling in left the road
and ended up in a water-filled rhyne in Pill Road, Rooksbridge.
Michael Rose told the inquest: "The deceased was a passenger
in a motor vehicle which was being driven on a single carriageway
when it left the road and overturned into a water-filled rhyne
at the side of the road. The deceased was pulled from the vehicle
and, despite efforts to resuscitate him, he died at the scene."
cornoner recorded a verdict of accidental death.
were called to reports of the Land Rover Discovery on its roof
in a rhyne, off Pill Road, at about 1.40am on November 13th last
Thornton, an agricultural worker from the East Brent area, was
one of three men in the vehicle.