Dale Fort cliffs death pupil Paddy Dear 'had infection'
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Paddy Dear: Pupil's cliff death 'raised profile of sepsis'

A teenager whose body was found at the bottom of cliffs in Pembrokeshire had an infection which could have caused disorientation, an inquest has heard.

Paddy Dear, 16, of Hornchurch, London, was on a field trip at Dale Fort when he died on 17 March 2016.

The inquest was told he had group A streptococcal septicaemia.

A narrative conclusion was recorded by the coroner, who said Paddy died following a fall from height while suffering from the infection.

His uncle Danny Coyle spoke to BBC Wales after the hearing and said Paddy's name has helped raise the profile of sepsis.

  • 03 Mar
  • From the section Wales