South East Wales

Inquest opens into Ollie Floyd death at Celtic Manor

Oliver Floyd Image copyright Ross-On-Wye
Image caption Ross-on-Wye rugby club where Ollie Floyd played said he was a 'great friend and clubman to us all'

The provisional cause of death for a man who got trapped underwater in a lake at Newport's Celtic Manor Resort is immersion, an inquest opening heard.

Ollie Floyd, 20, from Ross-on-Wye, died after an agricultural spraying vehicle rolled into the lake on 3 March.

The subcontractor was taken to the city's Royal Gwent Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

An inquest was opened and adjourned in Newport on Tuesday and Mr Floyd's body was released to his family.

Senior Coroner for Gwent David Bowen was told that emergency services were called to the golf course at 08:05 GMT after Mr Floyd got trapped.

Mr Bowen adjourned the inquest for two months to allow police and Health and Safety Executive investigations into the death to continue.

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