Demise on a river in Africa twist of fate, coroner’s laws

Ivan Gvin

Ivan Gwin lived and labored in Accra, Ghana for 9 years.

A father of 3 drowned in a river in Ghana after falling off his pedal boat.

Ivan Gwin, 49, from Llanaelhairn, Gwynedd, disappeared on 30 December whilst he was once with family and friends in Ghana, the place he was once residing on the time.

His frame was once discovered through fishermen at the Volta River close to the island of Alorkpem, close to the capital Accra.

Coroner Sarah Riley recorded the loss of life on account of an twist of fate at an inquest in Caernarfon.

She stated: “It seems like Ivan unintentionally fell off the jet ski. He almost certainly hit his head after that came about.”

A initial post-mortem performed in Ghana concluded that Mr Gwin died from asphyxiation or drowning, in addition to conceivable blunt pressure trauma to the top.

Mr. Gwyn, a surveyor who lived in Ghana for 9 years, was once married to Annie and had 3 youngsters: Ben, Megan and Laura.

In January, the circle of relatives stated that Ivan “can be sorely neglected through everybody,” including that the give a boost to gained “comforted all of the circle of relatives.”

The previous rugby participant has supported Pwllheli RFC since adolescence.

In tribute, the membership known as his loss of life “tragic”.

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