Royal Navy sailo found dead at base in Cornwall as inquest into his death is opened and adjourned
Royal Navy sailor, 24, is found dead at his base in Cornwall as inquest into his death is opened and adjourned
- Benjamin Thomas, 24, from Mold, Flintshire was found dead on January 30
- The cause of his death at the HMS Raleigh shore base has not been released
A Royal Navy sailor has been found dead at a Cornwall training base as the inquest into his death is opened and adjourned.
Benjamin Thomas, from Mold, Flintshire was found at the HMS Raleigh shore base at Torpoint on January 30.
An inquest into the 24-year-old Leading Hand’s death was opened and adjourned by the Cornwall coroner on Friday 10 February.
A Royal Navy spokeswoman confirmed his next of kin had been informed.
The details into the cause of his death have not been released.
Benjamin Thomas, from Mold, Flintshire was found at the HMS Raleigh shore base at Torpoint, Cornwall, on January 30
She said: ‘The thoughts and sympathies of the Royal Navy go out to the family and friends.
‘It would be inappropriate to comment and any further queries should be directed to the Coroner.’
Thomas was serving at the Navy’s largest training base in the South West.
Basic training for Navy ratings is carried out at HMS Raleigh which lies on the River Lynher and around 2,200 people are on site each day.