Ian Taylor death: Cyclist who died in floods 'had heart disease'
- 15 January 2014
- From the section England
A man who died after attempting to cycle through a flood on his pushbike suffered from coronary heart disease, an inquest has heard.
Ian Taylor, 73, from Oxford, died after getting into difficulty in floodwater in Godstow Road, Wytham, on 8 January.
The hearing was told a pathologist believed the cause of death to be drowning, but ischaemic heart disease also contributed.
The disease causes a reduced blood supply to the heart.
Oxfordshire coroner Darren Salter said the circumstances of this "sad case" would be investigated further.
The results of a full post-mortem examination are yet to be revealed.
Mr Taylor, who was described by friends as "vibrant, brilliant and caring", was remembered at a service at All Saints Church in Wytham on Sunday.
The inquest was adjourned to a later date.