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Inquest into the Death of Thomas Francis LEVINGE

Inquest into the Death of Thomas Francis LEVINGE

Delivered on :17 March 2015

Delivered at : Perth

Finding of : Coroner King

Recommendations : N/A

Orders/Rules : N/A

Suppression Order : N/A

Summary : The deceased was a 73 year old male at the time of his death.  He and his wife were on the Sun Princess which left Fremantle for Sydney on 29 September 2013. On 7 October 2013 the deceased disappeared after he jumped off the stern of the ship in Prince Frederick Harbour in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The deceased has not been seen or heard from since.

CCTV recording from the Sun Princess showed the deceased climbing over the railing at the stern of the ship and jumping into the ocean. The Coroner concluded that there was little doubt that the deceased was aware of the likely consequences of his actions.  On that basis the coroner concluded that the deceased intended to end his life.

The coroner was unable to find the cause of death but found that death occurred by way of suicide.

Catch Words : Suspected death : Cruise ship : Overboard : Suicide

 

Last updated: 25-Mar-2015

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