A YOUNG man who died in hospital a week after hanging himself at home has been described as "compassionate" and a "very caring soul."

Daniel Hine, who had been struggling with depression and anxiety, was discovered by his mother at the family home in Park Road, Swanage, last September.

Hours earlier he had gone for a walk with him mum and sister, and even earlier that day he'd spent an hour video calling his father.

Despite being treated at the scene and rushed to Poole Hospital, the 21-year-old died in hospital a week later.

Yesterday (April 17), at at Bournemouth Coroners Court inquest, the hearing was told Daniel died from hypoxic brain injury, due to deliberate self harm.

He was pronounced dead on September 17.

In a moving statement from his parents, Daniel was described as having "a very caring soul, and a listening ear."

Assistant Dorset coroner Brendan Allen, who recorded a verdict of suicide, said Daniel's mum, Michelle, had later found out he'd also visited a number of his close friends that same morning.

His family added: "Daniel was one of the kindest most compassionate people in this world. He's made such a positive impact on all of our lives and many others."