A WOMAN drowned trying to save her dog from a river in Wrexham, an inquest opening was told. 

Gail Theresa Lloyd, of Bury Street, Wrexham, was sadly pronounced dead at Erddig Park on the morning of December 9. 

At County Hall in Ruthin on Monday (December 18), an inquest was opened into the 50-year-old's death. 

Senior coroner, John Gittins, told the hearing that Mrs Lloyd had entered the River Clywedog near Felin Puleston while out walking her dog with her husband. 

The court heard that the dog had jumped into the water, and that Mrs Lloyd had entered it in an attempt to save her pet. She got into difficulty in a weir and her husband also entered the river to try and save her. 

The inquest opening was told that other members of the public assisted, rescuing Mrs Lloyd's husband using a rope. Sadly, Mrs Lloyd was unable to be saved and was sadly later pronounced dead at 10.15am. A pathologist's provisional cause of death is drowning. 

A full inquest has been adjourned until a later date.