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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
@shroptod

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

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