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'Night out' man drowned in River Severn in Shrewsbury

Date
11/08/2010
What Happened
Person overboard/swept away/fell in the water
What Caused
Human factor
Casualty type/Qty
Casualty
Gender
Male
Causal Factors
Accident suspected
Injury Details
Drowning
Outcome
Accident suspected
Alcohol/Drugs
Alcohol

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Description of Incident
An inquest into the death of a man whose body was recovered from the River Severn has recorded a verdict of accidental death, caused by drowning.

Joshua Wreford, 24, was last seen in Shrewsbury town centre on 11 August after leaving The Source Vodka Bar. His body was found two days later.

The inquest heard he had been out with friends and had been drinking.

He became separated from his friends and his body was later pulled from the river.

Mr Wreford had worked as a dietician at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
Supporting Information
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-11995335

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