Suffolk

Missing medical student Daniel Gliksten 'drowned in Danube'

Daniel Gliksten
Image caption Daniel Gliksten's family run the Denham Estate near Newmarket

A medical student who was missing in Hungary for three months before his body was found in the River Danube had drowned, an inquest has heard.

Daniel Gliksten, 23, from Denham in Suffolk, had been out in Budapest on 31 December 2012 and was reported missing the next day.

His body was found on 20 March 2013 and a post-mortem examination in Hungary concluded he had drowned.

An open verdict was recorded by the Suffolk Coroner in Bury St Edmunds.

Mr Gliksten, 23, whose family runs the 1,200 acre Denham Estate near Newmarket, held dual British and Swedish nationality. He was studying medicine in the Hungarian capital.

'Tragic accident'

He was last seen alive at the city's Chain Bridge in the early hours of the morning after the night out with friends.

Mr Gliksten's body was found downstream in the river and he was identified by a friend who recognised keys and clothing, as well as by dental records.

The post-mortem examination reported traces of alcohol had been found in his blood, but the Suffolk Coroner Dr Peter Dean said he could not be certain that it had played a part in his death.

He also said there was no evidence anyone else was involved in the drowning.

Dr Dean said: "We simply do not have any firm details about how he came to be in the water.

"This may have been a tragic accident, but we don't know."

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