- 9 Nov 2019, 15:17
- Updated: 9 Nov 2019, 17:40
A BARMAN jumped from a bridge to his death after losing his family at Radio 1’s Big Weekend, an inquest heard.
Isaac Powner, 23, had enjoyed the day at the Middlesbrough festival when he was found on the A174 in May this year.
The young man’s family said he had tried to message them at 7.20pm – two hours before his death – after becoming separated.
However, the hearing heard text messages were slow to send due to the huge volume of people at the festival, Teesside Live reported.
In a statement read to the inquest, Robyn Powner, mum Suzie Henderson-Thynne and girlfriend Bethany Golden told the inquest: “We think something must have happened in those last two hours to make him do what he did.”
Teesside Coroner’s Court heard an officer saw Isaac walking towards him before falling from the bridge.
Officers battled in vain for 25 minutes in a desperate attempt to save his life.
A postmortem found he had a blood alcohol level of 202 milograms, meaning he would have been around two to three times over the drink drive limit.
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Paying tribute to Isaac, his family remembered him as a “very funny, kind, considerate and loving young man”.
And they said they were shocked at his death, having worked all week, and even booked a holiday to Benidorm to see his dad.
His family said he had previously struggled with a low mood and had previously been urged to seek medical help.
However, Isaac was described as a private person.
Senior coroner for Teesside Clare Bailey recorded a verdict of suicide.
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