North East Wales

Flintshire climber dies in 40ft fall at Pot Hole Quarry

Adrian Bridge, courtesy Leader newspaper
Image caption Adrian Bridge was declared dead at the scene of the incident

An inquest has been opened into the death of a climber who fell 40ft (12m) from a rock face in Denbighshire.

Adrian Bridge, 65, from Gwernymynydd, near Mold, Flintshire, was climbing at nearby Pot Hole Quarry, Llanferres, when the incident happened.

The emergency services were alerted by other climbers at the scene on Friday at about 1845 BST.

Mr Bridge was declared dead at the scene by paramedics in a rapid response ambulance.

Police and fire fighters also attended the scene which is popular with climbers along with members of North East Wales Search and Rescue.

The inquest was opened and adjourned by north east Wales deputy coroner John Gittins on Tuesday.

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