Inquest opens into student's death
AN INQUEST into the death of a teenager who was found collapsed in a toilet has been opened and adjourned.
Charlie Alford, pictured left, died suddenly on Wednesday last week.
The 16-year-old Cornwall College student was found after collapsing at the Saltash campus, where staff tried to resuscitate him.
He was taken to Derriford Hospital by ambulance and was later declared deceased.
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The Plymouth and South West Devon Corner's Office said formal identification had taken place and the cause of the death was still "unascertained". The full inquest will be held at a future date still to be set.
Charlie lived in the village of Landrake, on the A38 west of Saltash.
Police previously said in a statement that they were informed at around 5.30pm on Wednesday by Derriford Hospital that the teenager had died.
"Staff at the Saltash site of Cornwall College found the boy collapsed in a toilet area during the afternoon.
"CPR was carried out by staff and he was shortly afterwards taken to hospital by ambulance and was later declared deceased."
Both police and college staff said they would be supporting students during the "difficult time".
No one else is believed to be sought in connection with the death.