10-year-old schoolboy accidentally slips and hangs himself in 'Superman pose' while playing in his bedroom at night
In a statement read at the inquest, the inspector said it was an 'utterly tragic case'. A hearing at Nottingham Council House confirmed that cause of death on August 12 as accidental hanging
Issac Lyons, a 10-year-old schoolboy who died playing in his bedroom accidentally hanged himself., an inquest has heard. The boy, who was supposed to travel with his family to Alton Towers was unable to sleep out of excitement. He had got out of bed to dress up as a Roman, before slipping and dying, his family said, according to Daily Mail. A hearing at Nottingham Council House confirmed that cause of death on August 12 as accidental hanging.
Samantha Austin, a detective inspector, who investigated the tragedy said at the hearing: "His arms were forward as if in a bit of a Superman type position. He used to play make-believe and was wearing an Egyptian costume. The family had recently been on holiday and he was very interested in the Romans. He may have been imagining he was a Roman. That is one hypothesis."
The kid was found by his father, Mike, a former soldier. However, attempts to give him CPR couldn't revive him. Assistant Coroner, Dr. Elizabeth Didcock's conclusion was an accidental death. The cause of death was hanging. In a statement read at the inquest, the inspector said it was an "utterly tragic case".
"There is no suspicion, no third party involvement. I wholeheartedly rule that out," the Coroner added. His parents provided a heartfelt tribute. "He had the most extraordinary imagination, the mother, Claire Lyons, said. "He would write stories and create superheroes. He absolutely loved movies. If an advert for Unicef came on he would be in floods of tears and wanted us to give them money or he would go find a toy he could donate."
"He was playing, having fun, and then it stopped. He was our superhero. It was an awful loss and a waste of a wonderful young man," his father said. Issac was the oldest of four, followed by sisters, Grace, aged nine, Florence, five, and Merry, three.
On Monday, August 12, the family had planned to visit Alton Towers and the children had been excited about the roller coasters they were going to ride. The couple put the children to bed at around 7.30 pm - the next morning they found their son dead in his bedroom.
According to the site, Mrs. Lyons had previously said: "What we think happened is he could not sleep because he was so excited. He had got up, taken off his pajamas, and dressed up as a Roman. It was an accident, he slipped while playing. He died instantly. How does your child die in his own bedroom and we did not know?"
"I don't think I will ever come to terms with this. I thought I would hear a shout. It was tragic and sudden."