Fatal incident 30 March 2016 Wood Lane East, Adlington, Cheshire

Last updated 1 November 2016
Wood Lane East, Adlington, Cheshire (show full map)
Casualties Keith Robins, 59 (fatality)
Time of incident 1:10pm, 30 March 2016
Vehicles involved Pedal cycle
Incident factors None known
Police details Cheshire

An inquest held in October 2016 heard that the body of Keith Robins was found in the Poynton canal. “Uneven tyre tracks” and a diagnosis of epilepsy in 2005 (Robins’ last previous seizure was in March 2015) led to the conclusion that he had suffered a seizure causing him to lose control of his bicycle. A pathologist gave the cause of death as cardiac arrest caused by sudden exposure to cold water.

Assistant coroner Jean Rankin recorded a verdict of death by natural causes.