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Organs of father who died in 20ft fall saves three lives

The organs of a father who died in a tragic accident after falling 20ft from a seafront slipway onto rocks helped save the lives of three people, an inquest has heard.

40-year-old Leon Roach, from Tonypandy, died from a 'catastrophic' brain injury after falling from Porthcawl slipway following a night out in the seaside town.

Pontypridd Coroners’ Court was told Mr Roach had consumed alcohol and taken MDMA (ecstasy) and amphetamines on the night he fell near the Porthcawl Lifeboat Station.

He died three days later in hospital.

Coroner Graeme Hughes ruled it was a 'drug-related accidental death'.

In a written statement by Mr Roach’s mother Eleanor Griffiths said the family decided to switch off his life support as he was not recovering from his injuries, saying it would be 'his wish to donate his organs.'

The family later received a letter informing them his organs had saved the lives of three people.

Area coroner Graeme Hughes said he was “satisfied” there was no sign Mr Roach took his own life and the most probable explanation was that he fell by accident.