Hereford & Worcester

Shadow boxing Sean Stevens died in canal after being hit by friend

Bilford Road, Worcester
Image caption Sean Stevens was rescued from the canal but confirmed dead at hospital

A teenager was shadow boxing by a canal with friends when he was accidentally hit and fell into the water and died, an inquest has heard.

Sean Stevens, 17, was in the Bilford Road area of Worcester when he was struck by Ryan Scott and fell backwards into the canal in March of this year.

Mr Scott was arrested for manslaughter but charges were later dropped.

Worcestershire coroner Geraint Williams recorded a verdict of accidental death.

He said the friends involved would be "scarred for life" by what happened.

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