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Death of teenager in River Avon ruled as accidental

Henry Burke Photo: Avon and Somerset Police

An inquest into the death of a student in the River Avon in Bath has ruled it as accidental.

The body of 19 year old Henry Burke was found near Pulteney Weir after he went missing when leaving a nightclub last November.

He was the sixth student to die in the river in the city in seven years.

Henry Burke Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

The coroner found that Henry had been out drinking with friends. He then walked home by himself when he fell into the river and died.

Henry's girlfriend, Em Comley, has spoken of her grief and the need to educate young men about the dangers of drinking near rivers and lakes.

Some improvements have been made to the riverside with the installation of railings and rescue equipment.