Connect with us

Europe

Iwan Gwyn: Africa river death an accident, coroner rules

News Agencies

Published

on

Iwan Gwyn

Iwan Gwyn had lived and worked in Accra, Ghana, for nine years

A father-of-three drowned in a river in Ghana after falling from a water bike, an inquest has found.

Iwan Gwyn, 49, from Llanaelhaearn, Gwynedd, disappeared on December 30 while with friends and family in Ghana, where he lived at the time.

His body was found by fishermen on the Volta River near Alorkpem island, close to the capital city Accra.

Coroner Sarah Riley recorded a conclusion of accidental death at the inquest in Caernarfon.

She said: “It appeared Iwan had an unwitnessed fall from the Jet Ski. He’d probably hit his head after it happened.”

A provisional post-mortem examination, held in Ghana, concluded Mr Gwyn died from asphyxiation or drowning, and a potential blunt head injury.

Mr Gwyn, a quantity surveyor who had lived in Ghana for nine years, was married to Annie and had three children – Ben, Megan and Laura.

In January the family said Iwan “will be deeply missed by everyone” adding that the support they had received had been “comforting for the whole family”.

The former rugby player had supported Pwllheli RFC since he was a child.

Paying tribute, the club called his death “tragic”.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Breaking News

Advertisement

Editor Pick’s

Latest Entertainment

Entertainment2 hours ago

New Trailer For Miss Cleo Documentary Hints At ‘Web Of Stories’ Surrounding Her Life

Youree Dell Harris, aka Miss Cleo, is pictured on Feb. 24, 2009, in Lake Worth, Florida. Youree Dell Harris, aka...

Entertainment3 hours ago

Man arrested in fatal shooting of Migos rapper Takeoff

HOUSTON (AP) — Police have arrested a 33-year-old man in the fatal shooting of rapper Takeoff, who was killed last...

Entertainment3 hours ago

John Krasinski says his kids think he works in an office and when he showed them episodes of his show “The Office,” his youngest didn’t believe it was him on TV

John Krasinski, left, and right, as Jim Halpert in “The Office.”Jason Howard/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images; NBCUniversal/Getty Images John Krasinski’s kids think he...

Entertainment3 hours ago

‘Midnight Club’ Creator Mike Flanagan Reveals All Answers to Unresolved Mysteries After Show’s Cancellation, Including Mirror Man and Cataract Woman

Mike Flanagan kept his word and has revealed the answers to burning questions from the cliffhanger ending of “The Midnight...

Entertainment4 hours ago

Balenciaga outlines organizational changes after campaign backlash, ‘outraged’ Kim Kardashian

Balenciaga ambassador Kim Kardashian is speaking out after the luxury fashion house was embroiled in controversy for its recent holiday...

Entertainment4 hours ago

Backstreet Boys talk holidays, ‘leaning on one another’ during tough times, and fond childhood Christmas memory of Aaron Carter

The Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, and Kevin Richardson. (Photo: JCPenney) The Backstreet Boys just...

Entertainment4 hours ago

Backstreet Boys talk holidays, ‘leaning on one another’ during tough times, and sweet childhood Christmas memory of Aaron Carter

The Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, and Kevin Richardson. (Photo: JCPenney) The Backstreet Boys just...

Entertainment4 hours ago

Role Recall: David Harbour on famed director who told him to act ‘more handsome,’ his ‘Stranger Things’ breakout and hard ‘Hellboy’ lessons

David Harbour attends the premiere of Universal Pictures’ Violent Night at TCL Chinese Theatre on Nov. 29, 2022 in Hollywood,...

Latest Sports

Sports42 mins ago

Bulls Rumors: Lakers have internally discussed DeRozan, Vučević trade

The NBA rumor mill has begun to churn, and the Bulls and Lakers are at the center of it.

Sports1 hour ago

Thorns coach Rhian Wilkinson resigns after investigation for which she was cleared; players asked her to step down

Wilkinson led Thorns FC to their third NWSL championship in her first season as head coach.

Sports2 hours ago

World Cup 2022: Luis Suarez unapologetic about 2010 intentional handball ahead of Ghana rematch

Suarez's infamous handball ended up being the main reason Uruguay beat Ghana and advanced to the semifinals.

Sports2 hours ago

Travis Kelce on Skyline Chili: ‘I’m not eating it’

Chiefs and former UC star Travis Kelce isn't a fan of Skyline Chili, but he did express his love for...

Sports2 hours ago

NBA Fact or Fiction: Can the Heat still win a title?

Miami has been knocking on the door of an NBA title for a few years now. With a below average...

Sports3 hours ago

Notre Dame quarterback Drew Pyne to transfer ahead of bowl game

Drew Pyne went 8-2 as a starter for the Irish this season after he took over for Tyler Buchner in...

Sports3 hours ago

End of a college football era, and good riddance

With the announcement of an expanded College Football Playoff, it's the end of an era in the sport. Thankfully.

Sports4 hours ago

Video purports to show legendary quarterback Drew Brees being struck by lightning while filming commercial

PointsBet did not confirm whether brand ambassador Drew Brees had been struck by lightning

Technology Hot News

Is Elon Musk Really Going to Buy Twitter? Is Elon Musk Really Going to Buy Twitter?
Technology1 month ago

Is Elon Musk Really Going to Buy Twitter?

Elon Musk, the owner of the electric car company Tesla, CEO of SpaceX, and the richest man in the world,...

WhatsApp services were affected across Pakistan, restored after 2 hours WhatsApp services were affected across Pakistan, restored after 2 hours
Technology1 month ago

WhatsApp services were affected across Pakistan, restored after 2 hours

WhatsApp services were affected in various countries of the world, including Pakistan, and India due to this users were facing...

Bitcoin vs Litecoin: A guide to understanding cryptocurrencies Bitcoin vs Litecoin: A guide to understanding cryptocurrencies
Technology2 months ago

Bitcoin vs Litecoin: A guide to understanding cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies currently occupy an odd place in society. They are no longer the super niche bizarre currency beloved by tech...

Personal data of people is selling on Google Play and Google Ads Personal data of people is selling on Google Play and Google Ads
Editor Picks3 months ago

Personal data of people are sold on Google Play and Google Ads

It’s been two to three years since Google has been unknowingly hosting multiple apps from malicious actors who sell personal...

Protonmail is down a second time in the past 24 hours Protonmail is down a second time in the past 24 hours
Technology5 months ago

Protonmail is down a second time in the past 24 hours

An end-to-end encrypted email service Protonmail is down a second time in the past 24 hours, netizens reported on social...

What's better for the student: a tablet or a laptop What's better for the student: a tablet or a laptop
Technology6 months ago

What’s better for the student: a tablet or a laptop

Some analysts argue that computers have outlived their usefulness. There is some truth in this: PC and laptop sales are...

Tesla founder Elon Musk holds the Twitter deal temporary Tesla founder Elon Musk holds the Twitter deal temporary
Technology7 months ago

Tesla founder Elon Musk holds the Twitter deal temporary

USA: Elon Musk, the founder of companies like Tesla and SpaceX, can actually buy anything in the world. Last month,...

How Zafar Supari is utilizing his ability on Snapchat? How Zafar Supari is utilizing his ability on Snapchat?
Technology7 months ago

How Zafar Supari is utilizing his ability on Snapchat?

Pakistan: Zafar Supari a public figure, businessman, and social media sensation has crossed one hundred thirty-three thousand 133k subscribers on...