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James Jones's 80ft death jump after tinnitus 'torture'

James Ivor Jones Image copyright Handout/ Just Giving

A boat skipper "tortured" by tinnitus leapt 80ft to his death into a quarry after being told there was no cure, an inquest has heard.

James Ivor Jones, 58, from Deganwy, Conwy, died from multiple injuries after jumping at Llanddulas, near Colwyn Bay, in July.

Tinnitus is a constant ringing or buzzing in the ear.

On Wednesday coroner Nicola James told the Llandudno hearing no-one understood the dad-of-two's "anxiety and stress".

She recorded a conclusion of suicide.

Ms Jones added: "I don't think there's been any lapse of care. But I feel very strongly that there should be a more robust and proactive approach where someone is given a prognosis in which there is no hope for cure or improvement."

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