Man’s river death inquest adjourned

The inquest into the death of Carl Gooch, who lived in Angel Road, has been adjourned so the coroner

The inquest into the death of Carl Gooch, who lived in Angel Road, has been adjourned so the coroner can gather more evidence. Picture: Google Maps - Credit: Archant

An inquest into the death of man whose body was found in the River Yare has been adjourned, so the coroner can gather more information about his life.

Carl Gooch, 58, was discovered near Eaton Vale Activity Centre, on the outskirts of Norwich on January 25.

At an inquest into his death, held at Norfolk Coroner’s Court on August 11, Yvonne Blake, area coroner for Norfolk, read statements from Mr Gooch’s family, police who were called to the River Yare in January, Mr Gooch’s GP practice and a post-mortem report.

The court heard how Mr Gooch, who lived in the Angel Road area of Norwich, had a history of depression and had been in contact with mental health services.

After hearing all the available evidence Ms Blake adjourned the inquest in order to gather more information about the last week of Mr Gooch’s life and contact with mental health services.


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The inquest has been adjourned to a date yet to be confirmed.

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