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Inquest into 20-year-old death

Posted in: Public Place Accidents Wrongful & Accidental Death 

In inquest has been opened into the death of a 20-year-old man from Ross-on-Wye. It was heard that Ollie Floyd got trapped underwater in a lake at Newport’s Celtic Manor Resort after an agricultural spraying vehicle rolled into the lake near the Twenty Ten Course clubhouse. The provisional cause of death on 3 March is immersion.

Following the accident, Mr Floyd was rushed straight to the city’s Royal Gwent Hospital in a critical condition. It was later confirmed that he had died. A 46-year-old man, also from Ross-on-Wye, had been in the vehicle when the accident happened and was also taken to hospital for minor injuries.

“a great friend and clubman”

Gwent Police said that they are currently investigating the incident and said that inquiries were ongoing with Newport council’s health and safety team and environmental health department. The Celtic Manor said that their thoughts were with the family and would co-operate fully with the investigation.

Celtic Manor was home to the 38th Ryder Cup in 2010 and the hotel was host to the Nato 2014 summit in Newport.

Mr Floyd’s rugby team posted on Facebook: “It’s with great sadness that I have to inform you that Ollie Floyd was killed in a tragic accident this morning … A great friend and clubman to us all. RIP my friend. Always a legend never will be forgotten.

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