Shropshire man found at bottom of cliff died in 'unknown circumstances'

By Jordan Reynolds | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

A Shropshire man whose body was found at the bottom of a cliff died in "unknown circumstances", an inquest heard.

Jake Kendal White, from Weston Lullingfields, near Baschurch, died on November 27 last year.

The 24-year-old's body was found at the bottom of Nesscliffe Hill by a dog walker in Nesscliffe Country Park.

The inquest, held at Shirehall yesterday, heard that Mr White's body was found at about 1.40pm on November 27 by a member of the public who called an ambulance at about 2pm.

Coroner for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, John Ellery, said he has been to the scene and estimated the hill is about 70 to 80ft high.

He said that Mr White's parents were the last people known to have seen him alive the day before.

"There is no other siting until his deceased body was found the following afternoon," he added.

"We don't know the route or means of transportation from his home to Nesscliffe Hill, or how long he had been at the base of the cliff face."

The cause of Mr White's death was chest injuries due to a fall off the cliff.


Mr Ellery said there is no evidence about whether the fall was deliberate or accidental.

He said: "We simply don't know how Jake came to be at the bottom of the cliff, there are too many unknown factors."

Mr Ellery recorded that Jake White died in unknown circumstances and offered his condolences to his family.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Reporter for the Shropshire Star covering Shrewsbury and the surrounding areas.

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