Boxer who couldn't swim drowned after jumping in a river to cool off

ボクサー, 16, tipped by Tyson Fury to be future world champion drowned in river during heatwave after his friends begged him not to jump in because he couldn’t swim, 審問は聞く

  • Frank Varey, 16, jumped into the River Dee in Chester on July 22 昨年
  • He entered the water with friends despite never having learned how to swim
  • His inquest heard he got into difficulty more than midway across the river
  • A coroner ruled that the talented boxer’s death was as a result of an accident
  • A teenage boxer tipped by 近くのランカシャーコミュニティで to be a ‘future world champdrowned after his friends begged him not to jump in a river as he couldn’t swim, 審問が聞こえた.

    Talented Frank Varey, 16, died after he tried to swim across the River Dee in Chester after heading to the water with his friends during a heatwave last summer.

    His body was recovered after a frantic search after he was reported missing in the water on July 22 昨年.

    Heartbreaking footage posted to social media hours before tragedy struck shows the shirtless teenager enjoying the weather with his friends by the river.

    The body of 16-year-old Frank Varey was pulled from the River Dee in Cheshire after jumping in with friends

    The body of 16-year-old Frank Varey was pulled from the River Dee in Cheshire after jumping in with friends

    Heartbreaking footage shows Frank Varey enjoying himself with friends in Cheshire just hours before his death. The 16-year-old, originally from Blackpool, died while swimming in the River Dee in Handbridge, just south of Cheshire, ベスナルグリーンの自宅で2人の母親が死亡しているのが発見された

    Frank Varey shared footage uploaded to social media

    Heartbreaking footage shows Frank Varey enjoying himself with friends in Cheshire just hours before his death. The 16-year-old, originally from Blackpool, died while swimming in the River Dee in Handbridge, just south of Cheshire in July 2021

    より多い 1,000 tearful mourners paid their respects to teenage boxing star Frank Varey, 16, during his funeral in Heysham, ランカシャー

    より多い 1,000 tearful mourners paid their respects to teenage boxing star Frank Varey, 16, during his funeral in Heysham, ランカシャー

    Behind the camera, Frank can be heard saying ‘go on boys!’ as his friends take turns jumping into the water.

    悲劇的に, he got into trouble the water at around 2pm and despite a frantic search by police divers, his body was pulled from the water six hours later.

    The tragic teen had been pegged as a ‘future championby world heavyweight champ Fury in a tribute.

    An inquest into his death, held at Warrington Coroner’s Court on Wednesday, heard Frank and his pals were seen jumping in and out of the river to cool off.

    A group of them then decided to swim across the river and Frankwho could not swimdecided to join them.

    The inquest heard he managed to get most of the way across the river before visibly getting into difficulty.

    Witnesses reported seeing him struggling, shouting for help and putting his arms in the air, as friends and bystanders tried to save him.

    One of them had tried to grab Frank Varey, but the current ‘was too strong’, 審問は聞いた.

    Emergency services were called at 2.27pm and specialist underwater rescue units tried to save him while a cordon was set up around the area.

    悲劇的に, the his body was found by underwater search teams at 7.58pm, with his body snagged on items on the water bed.

    He was taken by ambulance to the Countess of Chester Hospital, 彼が死んだと宣言された場所.

    A post-mortem examination had concluded he died by drowning. There were no signs of any alcohol or drugs in his system, or any pre-existing injuries, 審問は聞いた.

    Emergency services were called at 2.27pm and specialist underwater rescue units tried to save him while a cordon was set up around the area

    Emergency services were called at 2.27pm and specialist underwater rescue units tried to save him while a cordon was set up around the area

    A specialist search team were deployed to search for Frank who went missing on July 22

    A specialist search team were deployed to search for Frank who went missing on July 22

    The search team recovered Frank's body where it had become trapped on the river bottom

    The search team recovered Frank’s body where it had become trapped on the river bottom

    The inquest heard there were no traces of any drugs or alcohol in Frank's body, nor was their evidence of pre-existing injuries

    The inquest heard there were no traces of any drugs or alcohol in Frank’s body, nor was their evidence of pre-existing injuries

    Frank’s heartbroken mother Sarah said in a statement read to the court that Frank had been boxing since the age of five and showed ‘great promise’.

    He had gone on to compete for England Boxing, winning many medals, and was always conscious of what he would put into his body, so didn’t smoke, drink or take drugs.

    Mrs Varey said her son had not had any formal swimming lessons and, to the best of her knowledge, he had not been open-water swimming before.

    She said that Frank ‘lived and breathed boxing’, training daily, and was ‘happy and fun-loving’.

    彼女は付け加えた: ‘As a family, we are still trying to come to terms with Frank being taken away from us so young.

    The coroner recorded a conclusion of accidental death.

    アルテミスが首を骨折した方法を言った, Assistant Coroner Jean Harkin said: 'It's clear that Frank Varey was a very talented young man'

    アルテミスが首を骨折した方法を言った, Assistant Coroner Jean Harkin said: ‘It’s clear that Frank Varey was a very talented young man

    Paying tribute to the teenager, Ms Harkin said: 'He had a great skill for boxing and he never caused his parents any concern'

    Paying tribute to the teenager, Ms Harkin said: ‘He had a great skill for boxing and he never caused his parents any concern

    Frank's heartbroken mother Sarah said in a statement read to the court that Frank had been boxing since the age of five and showed 'great promise'

    Frank’s heartbroken mother Sarah said in a statement read to the court that Frank had been boxing since the age of five and showed ‘great promise

    アルテミスが首を骨折した方法を言った, Assistant Coroner Jean Harkin said: ‘It’s clear that Frank Varey was a very talented young man.

    ‘He had a great skill for boxing and he never caused his parents any concern.

    Hundreds of mourners turned out to pay their respects at his funeral in his hometown of Lancaster last August.

    A horse-drawn carriage carried Frank on his final journey, while family and friends dressed in his favourite colour pink.

    Loved ones wore hoodies with Frank’s name and a photograph on and pink ribbons.

    A banner proclaiming ‘Lancaster’s Legendhung from the rear of the funeral carriage.