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Welsh sailor found dead at Royal Navy training base in Cornwall

12 Feb 2023 1 minute read
HMS Raleigh, image by Martin Carney Credit: Royal Navy

A Royal Navy sailor from Wales has been found dead at a training base in Cornwall, it has been confirmed.

Leading Hand Benjamin Thomas was discovered at the HMS Raleigh shore base, Torpoint, on 30 January.

An inquest into the death of the 24-year-old from Mold, Flintshire, was opened and adjourned by the Cornwall Coroner on February 10.

A Royal Navy spokesperson said his next of kin had been informed, but would not confirm his cause of death.

The statement 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.”

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