A TEENAGER took his own life on 'impulse' after telling his girlfriend: "I'm sorry. Thanks for the good times."

Oliver Mursell, who was 17, was found hanged at his home in Wainsfield Close, Pennington, near Lymington, on October 27 last year.

A coroner heard he'd had an argument with his girlfriend via text message in the hours before his death. He then messaged a friend, writing: "You won't be able to fix me. I'm not ok."

Oliver, who attended Brockenhurst College, had researched ways to commit suicide online, it was heard during an inquest into his death.

His dad Robin Mursell said Oliver's body was discovered by his brother. The two performed CPR until an ambulance arrived.

Oliver was then taken to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

His family said he had never shown any signs of depression, or expressed suicidal thoughts.

The teenager had just passed his driving test and was looking forward to starting a new job, it was heard.

Senior coroner Grahame Short said: “It is a waste of a young person, that such a minor issue can have these consequences.

“Teenagers can be emotional and impulsive. This was an impulsive act, but one he had made preparations for."

Mr Short, who heard the inquest at Winchester Coroner's Court, concluded that Oliver’s death was the result of suicide.