Inquest adjourned into death of man who fell in the water at Wells quay

PUBLISHED: 12:04 21 September 2015 | UPDATED: 14:43 21 September 2015

Wells Quay. Picture: Ian Burt

Wells Quay. Picture: Ian Burt

An inquest has been adjourned into the death of a man who drowned after falling in the water at Wells quay so that side-effects of his medication can be investigated.

Darren Bremner, 47, of Malthouse Place, Wells, died on February 22 after he was pulled out of the water by a lifeboat crew.

A pre-inquest review in King’s Lynn today heard that Mr Bremner was seen to fall from the quay at Wells.

Assistant county coroner David Osborne said Mr Bremner’s mother Linda, from Sheringham, had raised concerns which had to be investigated, and adjourned the inquest to a date to be fixed.

He said he needed to know whether Mr Bremner was suffering from the side effects of dosulepin, an anti-depressant drug he had been prescribed by his GP, at the time, and whether that caused him to fall into the water.

And he said investigations were also needed into whether Mr Bremner should or could have been admitted for treatment, prior to his death, to Hellesdon Hospital, near Norwich.

Mrs Bremner had been in contact with the hospital for him to be taken into care for treatment.

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