An engineer jumped to his death just hours after returning to the UK after a holiday with pals in Ibiza.
Tom Carrick, 36, jumped from the roof of his family home in Patrington, East Yorkshire, August 5, 2019, and tragically died from severe head injuries.
Hull Coroners' Court heard that Mr Carrick, an engineer who had been living in Australia, had travelled home on July 23 to visit his family and to attend his sister’s wedding a few days later, reports Hull Live.
Just days after the ceremony, Mr Carrick went on holiday with friends to Ibiza and was due to fly home on Friday, August 2, but contacted his family to say he would be getting a later flight.
On his return, he stayed with a friend who described him being like his “old self” on Saturday afternoon until early evening at which point his “demeanour changed”.
His friend found him in the kitchen holding a large kitchen knife, which had to be taken away from him. He spoke of being a “bad person” who had done “bad things”.
In the early hours of Sunday morning, Mr Carrick emptied his pockets, threw his phone and passport to the floor and told his friend: “I won’t be needing them will I.”
When Mr Carrick arrived home on Sunday his family became increasingly worried, with his father later describing him as appearing to be in a “psychotic state”.
The following day Mr Carrick was no better, so his father called their GP who couldn't offer support and the crisis team who said he was in a "safe place" at his family home.
He did speak to mental health worker over the phone but was “vacant” and said he “needed to clear his head”.
Paying tribute to his son, David Carrick said: “He was a very popular lad. He had friends all over the place and always worked hard."
His sister Lucie, who had arrived home to witness Mr Carrick standing on the roof shortly before his death, also paid tribute to her brother.
She said: “My brother was my hero, he looked after me and my sister always. He was a truly special character – wise, carefree, fun and beautiful inside and out."
Coroner Rosemary Baxter recorded a conclusion of suicide and offered her condolences to Tom’s family.
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