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Rohan Halls – so deeply missed

Inquest concludes into tragic death of teenager


An inquest has heard how a teenager from Braddan took his own life at home.


The inquest into the death of 16-year old Rohan Halls from Quine's Hill, Port Soderick concluded at Douglas courthouse today (5 June).


Coroner of Inquests John Needham recorded a verdict of suicide on the 16-year old King William's College student, the cause of death was hanging. Rohan was found in his room on 16 February this year, the morning he was due to return to school after the half-term break.


He was described as a bright boy whose ambition was to become a vet. He moved to the Island in 2014, to take up a scholarship at the college and was a private boy who preferred his own company. 


Rohan left a message saying goodbye to his family and making clear his intention to end his life. 


Mr Needham said no-one could have predicted Rohan's death; he was well-liked and knew what he was doing when he took his own life.


In a tribute read to the court, Rohan’s mother said he would be deeply missed by the family, and that a light had gone out of their lives.


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