Inquest hears Bournemouth man Stuart Wood died ‘after taking illegal substance’ with friend

Bournemouth Echo: Man died ‘after taking illegal substance’ with friend, inquest hears Man died ‘after taking illegal substance’ with friend, inquest hears

A BOURNEMOUTH man died after taking an illegal substance with a friend, an inquest heard yesterday.

Stuart Wood, 36, was found to be unresponsive by a friend after the pair had taken drugs together and fallen asleep. Mr Wood was originally from London but living at Parkwood Road.

Coroner’s officer Carolyn Stuart said: “He was out during the day with a friend. They both took an illegal substance and returned to the friend’s flat.

“Both fell asleep. The friend woke up and tried to wake him but he was unresponsive.

“The emergency services were called, but he remained unresponsive.”

She said no conclusions had yet been reached by the pathologist regarding the cause of death as toxicology reports were expected. Dorset coroner Sheriff Payne provisionally adjourned the inquest until July 10.

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1:31pm Sat 26 Apr 14

smhinto says...

Whilst I have every pity for the loss of life and to the persons family I have little sympathy for these people who insist on filling their bodies with this 's..t.
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In other words if one insists on doing this stupid act then one should accept and expect the consequences as opposed to trying to blame something or everyone else.
Whilst I have every pity for the loss of life and to the persons family I have little sympathy for these people who insist on filling their bodies with this 's..t. . In other words if one insists on doing this stupid act then one should accept and expect the consequences as opposed to trying to blame something or everyone else. smhinto
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3:31pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Turtlebay says...

If you consume poison then you must expect to die.

Condolences to his family though.
If you consume poison then you must expect to die. Condolences to his family though. Turtlebay
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5:52pm Sat 26 Apr 14

stevobath says...

smhinto wrote:
Whilst I have every pity for the loss of life and to the persons family I have little sympathy for these people who insist on filling their bodies with this 's..t.
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In other words if one insists on doing this stupid act then one should accept and expect the consequences as opposed to trying to blame something or everyone else.
I don't read anyone blaming something or anyone?

Why bother to leave a message of condolences (of sorts) then go & contradict yourself?
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Whilst I have every pity for the loss of life and to the persons family I have little sympathy for these people who insist on filling their bodies with this 's..t. . In other words if one insists on doing this stupid act then one should accept and expect the consequences as opposed to trying to blame something or everyone else.[/p][/quote]I don't read anyone blaming something or anyone? Why bother to leave a message of condolences (of sorts) then go & contradict yourself? stevobath
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6:18pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

As a way to go it seems unbeatable. Painless and your last thoughts were joy and pleasure.

Gotta be better than hanging around waiting for cancer, a stroke or any number of other hideous nasty endings to happen to you.
As a way to go it seems unbeatable. Painless and your last thoughts were joy and pleasure. Gotta be better than hanging around waiting for cancer, a stroke or any number of other hideous nasty endings to happen to you. Sir Beachy Head
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11:57pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

Turtlebay wrote:
If you consume poison then you must expect to die. Condolences to his family though.
Alcohol and cigarettes aren't poisons then.
[quote][p][bold]Turtlebay[/bold] wrote: If you consume poison then you must expect to die. Condolences to his family though.[/p][/quote]Alcohol and cigarettes aren't poisons then. Chris@Bmouth
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8:51pm Sun 27 Apr 14

stevobath says...

Chris@Bmouth wrote:
Turtlebay wrote:
If you consume poison then you must expect to die. Condolences to his family though.
Alcohol and cigarettes aren't poisons then.
Government sanctioned though, so that's ok! ;/
[quote][p][bold]Chris@Bmouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Turtlebay[/bold] wrote: If you consume poison then you must expect to die. Condolences to his family though.[/p][/quote]Alcohol and cigarettes aren't poisons then.[/p][/quote]Government sanctioned though, so that's ok! ;/ stevobath
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11:46am Mon 28 Apr 14

anotherfatslob says...

More cannabis toxicity?
More cannabis toxicity? anotherfatslob
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3:21am Tue 29 Apr 14

AtlantisLost says...

I understand what you're saying. Cancer is horrible and unfair, terminal and congenintal illnesses can feel unbearable, the sudden shock of a heart attack or stroke can be huge.. I'm sorry for anything you are going through or have been through to give you such a jaded and narrow minded outlook on things. I have been through all myself.

Life as you know it may not apply. Please remember that everyone is not you and doesn't fit into your neat and tidy box. Maybe if you and others took the time to be less judgemental, the world would be a better place.

But I lost my best friend almost the same way as Mr Wood. His "choice" was vodka, sold in most shops legally! We tried so many times to get him to stop. Three rehab's. I sat in a hospital almost everyday for a month and watched him slip away. Knowing that he was responsible for his fate. Addiction, it's not always a choice. Yes, it may start that way, but it's a disease, a self inflicted one at first. Maybe a recreational experience at first. Or maybe an outlet to cover deep pain and despair. I don't think my friend and Mr Wood were "playing" with drugs or booze in the end. It goes much deeper than that. Those were just the tools, that were used to numb a deeper pain. You and I may go for a swim or a hike or seek help from friends or professionals when depressed or in trouble but these people didn't have the strength. Sweet, sweet souls that couldn't and can't cope with life. My friend was the light of my life. My brother that I never had. I couldn't understand why he was doing this to himself and the people around him. Understanding addiction is so very difficult for those that don't have to live with it. For that, one surely can feel sorry and sad for the loss and the pain that a person goes through, even when it seems that they 'brought it upon themselves'.
Not just for a life lost, but for the family and friends and impact that is left behind. You have to have a callous heart to come out with what you have. Maybe, the next time you take the time to write words about something you know nothing about, use that time and effort instead to research a reasoned idea. Maybe, just maybe, give back to the community, or spend time with your own friends and family, or do something to forward yourself in life, or take time to volunteer or help a stranger, or (just maybe) yourself.

Life is here to be lived. Fully and fulfillingly. Why waste such banal stupid irresponsible ill-informed rubbish words on someone and something you know nothing about? Perhaps in the time its taken to spew such puke, you could actually be out showing a helping hand, empathy, love and care... in whatever way that could be productive, as you see fit. Use your words and strength more fruitfully. As its you whom you only seem to care about, it will benefit you. Believe.

A rare bird. A bird with a broken wing. A bird that will never ever fly again. For that, and the gift he shared, I am sad. I really hope he will be remembered for the beautiful soul he is.
I understand what you're saying. Cancer is horrible and unfair, terminal and congenintal illnesses can feel unbearable, the sudden shock of a heart attack or stroke can be huge.. I'm sorry for anything you are going through or have been through to give you such a jaded and narrow minded outlook on things. I have been through all myself. Life as you know it may not apply. Please remember that everyone is not you and doesn't fit into your neat and tidy box. Maybe if you and others took the time to be less judgemental, the world would be a better place. But I lost my best friend almost the same way as Mr Wood. His "choice" was vodka, sold in most shops legally! We tried so many times to get him to stop. Three rehab's. I sat in a hospital almost everyday for a month and watched him slip away. Knowing that he was responsible for his fate. Addiction, it's not always a choice. Yes, it may start that way, but it's a disease, a self inflicted one at first. Maybe a recreational experience at first. Or maybe an outlet to cover deep pain and despair. I don't think my friend and Mr Wood were "playing" with drugs or booze in the end. It goes much deeper than that. Those were just the tools, that were used to numb a deeper pain. You and I may go for a swim or a hike or seek help from friends or professionals when depressed or in trouble but these people didn't have the strength. Sweet, sweet souls that couldn't and can't cope with life. My friend was the light of my life. My brother that I never had. I couldn't understand why he was doing this to himself and the people around him. Understanding addiction is so very difficult for those that don't have to live with it. For that, one surely can feel sorry and sad for the loss and the pain that a person goes through, even when it seems that they 'brought it upon themselves'. Not just for a life lost, but for the family and friends and impact that is left behind. You have to have a callous heart to come out with what you have. Maybe, the next time you take the time to write words about something you know nothing about, use that time and effort instead to research a reasoned idea. Maybe, just maybe, give back to the community, or spend time with your own friends and family, or do something to forward yourself in life, or take time to volunteer or help a stranger, or (just maybe) yourself. Life is here to be lived. Fully and fulfillingly. Why waste such banal stupid irresponsible ill-informed rubbish words on someone and something you know nothing about? Perhaps in the time its taken to spew such puke, you could actually be out showing a helping hand, empathy, love and care... in whatever way that could be productive, as you see fit. Use your words and strength more fruitfully. As its you whom you only seem to care about, it will benefit you. Believe. A rare bird. A bird with a broken wing. A bird that will never ever fly again. For that, and the gift he shared, I am sad. I really hope he will be remembered for the beautiful soul he is. AtlantisLost
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