Suspected fit thought to have led to Connah's Quay man's death

Published date: 10 April 2014 |
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A FIT and healthy man who was “part of the community” died after a suspected fit, an inquest heard.

William James John McInally, 63, was found dead at his home on Kingston Drive, Connah’s Quay, on November 30 last year.

An inquest at County Hall in Ruthin heard that Mr McInally’s sister Marilyn became concerned that she hadn’t heard from her brother in four days on November 30.

On visiting his home, she found that the curtains in the front window were closed and there was no answer at his front door or via his mobile phone.

Ms McInally contacted police and PC Robert Hyde went to the property on Kingston Drive at 11.30am on November 30  but there was no answer at the front door.

He forced entry in to the house and found Mr McInally’s body in a bedroom.

It is thought he may have died a few days before being found.

A post-mortem was carried out by Dr Pauleen Dowling  found no remarkable indicators of death, but an analysis of Mr McInally’s health records found that in 2006 he had fallen unconscious after a ‘one-off’ fit which he had been taking medication for.

Recording a conclusion of death of natural causes, deputy coroner for North East Wales and Central Nicola Jones said it was most likely that Mr McInally had suffered another fit at some point before November 30 that led to his death.

She said: “He was a man who was healthy, fit and part of the community.

“A fit like this would have struck him down immediately and would have been something that would have happened in moments.”

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