‘Mark should not have died’

The heartbroken sister of a Limavady man who drowned after falling from the Foyle Bridge is calling for an investigation into his care under the Western Trust in the hours leading up to the tragedy.

Mark Alexander Collins from Limavady, aged 43, died from drowning on September 24, 2011.

At the time of his death, he was a voluntary patient at Gransha Hospital in Derry.

At an inquest into his death on Tuesday at Limavady Magistrates Court, Coroner John Leckey ruled Mr. Collins died by his own act whilst the balance of his mind was disturbed.

However, speaking after the inquest, Mr Collins’ sister, Alison said her family drew no comfort from the inquest.

“Mark should not have died that day,” Alison told the ‘Journal’.

“We believe Mark didn’t get the care he needed and we feel the inquest didn’t give us the answers we were looking for.”