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A nurse has been giving evidence at the inquest into the death of 34-year-old plumber David Hagen.
Lyn Farrer was on duty on Mr Hagan's ward at the time. She said she had tried to stop Mr Hagan leaving by holding his arm but he had brushed her aside.
Ms Farrer said she then tried to contact the hospital security but was told there was no one on duty.
Another nurse tried to follow Mr Hagen but he left the hospital.
The police and the hospital's Crisis Team were informed and a description of him issued.
He died just a few hours later at Engine Lonning in Carlisle.
Ms Farrer told the inquest that there was no formal plan on the ward to deal with high risk patients who might abscond but that staff had now been retrained.
The inquest continues.
Day two of the inquest has resumed into the death of a Silloth man who managed to leave hospital despite previous suicide attempts.
34-year-old plumber David Hagen died on June 28th, 2010, in Carlisle shortly after he'd left The Cumberland Infirmary where he'd been admitted following an overdose.
So far this morning the inquest has heard from nurse Lyn Farrer who was on duty on Mr Hagan's ward at the time.
The inquest is due to hear from several other witnesses today including Mr Hagan's widow Abigail Hagan.