Brit millionaire 'may have consumed drugs' before drowning in Barbados

영국 백만장자 '마약 복용했을지도', 61, 영국 백만장자 '마약 복용했을지도', 조사는 듣는다

  • Mark Smith was last seen entering the sea in Sunset Crest on January 31, 2021
  • His body was found washed up at Paynes Bay, 2 월 2, and flown home
  • A toxicology report found the presence of metabolised cocaine and ethanol
  • A British millionaire who drowned while swimming in the Caribbean may have consumed drugs and 알코올 before taking to the water, 견습 미용사가 되기 위해.

    '가지고 있던 모든 것을 잃은 사람들에게, 61 was staying at a villa in St James, Barbados, and was last seen entering the sea from a beach in the Sunset Crest area on the morning of January 31 작년.

    His body was later found washed up on a beach at Paynes Bay, sometimes called the ‘Platinum Coast’, 2 월 2 and was then repatriated to the UK.

    Mr Smith had an estimated 순 가치 of £6.8 million, having made his fortune in the construction industry.

    He had reportedly moved to Barbados from his £1.2 million home in Sheffield, 그녀는 한쪽 가슴만 자라는 희귀병을 앓고 있습니다., after separating from his wife Debbie and was said to be living with a new partner.

    At an inquest at Sheffield Coroner’s Court on Tuesday, Senior Coroner David Urpeth said three post-mortem examinations were used to determine his cause of death.

    '가지고 있던 모든 것을 잃은 사람들에게 (오른쪽 사진), 61 was staying at a villa in St James, Barbados, and was last seen entering the sea from a beach in the Sunset Crest area on the morning of January 31 작년

    '가지고 있던 모든 것을 잃은 사람들에게 (오른쪽 사진), 61 was staying at a villa in St James, Barbados, and was last seen entering the sea from a beach in the Sunset Crest area on the morning of January 31 작년

    He said they had all showed no evidence of any suspicious injuries and also demonstrated that Mr Smith had no significant medical illnesses.

    하나, a toxicology report revealed that there was the presence of metabolised cocaine and some ethanolmeaning there was alcohol present in his body.

    Mr Urpeth said: ‘Toxicology pointed to some possible use of illicit substances, although alcohol may also be of relevance.

    ‘The likelihood of drowning can be increased if the individual has consumed illicit substances or alcohol prior to death.

    Mr Urpeth also noted that the coroner’s court and the family had worked to obtain a full toxicology report from Barbados.

    But despite extensive efforts, this ‘has not been forthcomingand would result in further delays.

    Mr Urpeth concluded that the death was accidental and described the incident as a ‘tragedy’.

    Mark Smith had recently moved to the Caribbean from his £1.2million home in Sheffield, South Yorkshire after splitting from his wife (pictured together above)

    Mark Smith had recently moved to the Caribbean from his £1.2million home in Sheffield, South Yorkshire after splitting from his wife (pictured together above)

    He offered his condolences to Mr Smith’s ex-wife Debbie and their daughter, 클로에, who were present at the inquest.

    그는 말했다: ‘The fact remains that Mr Smith was otherwise fit and healthy and his death is a tragedy for him and for those that he leaves behind.

    ‘I would therefore like to offer my condolences to you both as well as any other family and friends who are simply not able to be here today.

    ‘I know that you’ve worked tirelessly alongside my officer to try to get as much information to assist me.

    ‘I’m grateful for that and I hope that today will have provided some understanding of what’s been done and will hopefully provide a little bit of comfort.

    The father-of-two was listed as a director of seven companies, including the Rotherham-based freight firm Keyair Ltd, where his son Oliver is also among the directors.

    Mr Smith, who had an estimated wealth of £6.8million in assets, had repeatedly been warned by other beach-goers not to venture into the water (파일 이미지)

    Mr Smith, who had an estimated wealth of £6.8million in assets, had repeatedly been warned by other beach-goers not to venture into the water (파일 이미지)

    Mr Smith had reportedly been warned not to venture into the water by fellow beachgoers in St James, due to dangerous conditions on the day he disappeared.

    A witness said he had been hit by a large wave and screamed for help but could not be saved.

    One local was quoted by local media reports as saying: ‘We screamedDo not go in the water”.

    ‘The man walked in the sea still and the rip current dragged him out.

    A neighbour close to where Mr Smith had been staying in Barbados described the businessman as ‘lovely’.

    ‘He was a really nice guy. He would do anything for anybody,’ she told local media.