Shane Walsh: Inquest opens into Shrewsbury River Severn tragedy

By Lucy Todman | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

The inquest was today opened on a Shrewsbury father of two who died in the River Severn.

Shane Walsh

The body of Shane Walsh, 29, was recovered on September 6 close to Frankwell Quay in Shrewsbury.

A statement from coroner's officer Paul Williams was read to the inquest opening at Shirehall, in Shrewsbury, this morning.

He said: "Shane Terence John Walsh was a construction worker and married to Kirsty Walsh.

"He had been reported missing on September 3 as a high risk missing person.

"A high risk missing person inquiry was begun by police specialists.

"At 2.40pm on September 6 the body of the deceased was found. The deceased was identified by his wife at 6.50pm at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital."

Heath Westerman, assistant coroner for Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, adjourned the inquest until December 5 at Shirehall.

He said: "I offer my sincere condolences to the wife of Shane Terence John Walsh and his family."

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.

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