A CLIMBER who fell 500ft from a mountain was killed by “massive crush injuries”, an inquest heard
Jack Carne, 23, had been ascending a 3,200ft peak in Snowdonia with two friends.
1Jack Carne, who fell 500ft from a Welsh mountain, was killed by ‘massive crush injuries’, an inquest heardCredit: WNSCoroner John Gittins said: “He reached for a rock that he thought was solid. Unfortunately, it wasn’t and it gave way, causing him to fall.”
His friends could see Jack’s red rucksack 160ft below them, but could not see their friend.
A search by rescuers found his body 330ft down mountain Glyder Fawr on February 4.
Pathologist Dr Mohammed Aslan gave a cause of death as multiple crush injuries.
Pals said the builder from Barnsley, South Yorks, was a “true gentleman” and the “nicest lad you’ll ever meet”.
Jack’s devastated girlfriend said on social media: “Soulmates for ever and ever and ever.”
His grandma thanked the rescue teams saying: “A massive thank you to all involved risking your own lives to help my grandson and his friends, we are all heartbroken beyond words.
“You will be forever in my heart and thoughts Jack my beautiful grandson.”
Jack had travelled more than 200 miles from his home in Barnsley on the weekend.
The other two climbers were also injured and helped down the mountain by rescuers after the accident on Sunday.
A GoFundMe page says: “He will be missed by many. He was never not smiling, he was there for everyone whenever anyone needed him! The funds will be used to help his family who are suffering so bad at the moment due to this tragedy.
“He will be missed by everyone he ever set eyes on.”
The inquest was adjourned to later this year.
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