Who is Fynley Jones? Student, 18, ‘lost his footing’ and fell to his death as he posed for selfie on Welsh mountain, inquest hears

Who is Fynley Jones?

An A-level student was tragically killed in a freak accident while posing for a photo at the summit of a 1,400ft mountain, an inquest heard.

Fynley Jones, 18, was walking with school friends when they stopped to take selfies on the mountain ledge of the Pen-Pych mountain in the Rhondda Valleys, South Wales.

But tragedy struck when Fynley ‘lost his footing’ as he posed on a ledge – and he plunged down a ‘considerable drop’ as his horrified friends watched on May 7 last year.

Who is Fynley Jones? Student, 18, 'lost his footing' and fell to his death as he posed for selfie on Welsh mountain, inquest hears
Teenager Fynley Jones (pictured with mother Allison), 18, was killed in a freak accident after he lost his footing while posing for a photo on a mountain ledge last year, an inquest heard

An inquest heard that emergency services rushed to the remote scene on the mountain’s summit.

Paramedics fought to save the teen, but he died from his injuries later that day.

Fynley, who enjoyed mountaineering, surfing, and skateboarding, died of a ‘blunt head injury,’ according to a post-mortem examination.

After securing a place, the A-Level student from nearby Pentre was set to begin studying Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at Aberystwyth University.

Assistant coroner Rachel Knight said: ‘Fynley had been together with a group of school friends, taking photographs at the top of the mountain.

‘Fynley decided to pose for photographs on a ledge which was precarious, and sadly, he lost his footing and fell.

Finley fell from the summit of the 1,400ft Pen-Pych mountain in the Rhondda Valleys, South Wales on May last year

‘The fall was down a considerable drop, and Fynley sustained fatal injuries..’

The coroner recorded a conclusion of accidental death at the inquest in Pontypridd, South Wales.

Treorchy Comprehensive School paid tribute to Fynley after his death.

A school spokesman said: ‘Fynley’s sudden death has shattered the Year 13 community of which, he was an integral part.

‘As a school, we are devastated at the tragic loss of this talented and popular young man who had a future so full of promise ahead of him.

‘Fynley’s generosity of spirit shone through and he will be remembered for his passionate public mindedness.

‘He felt a clear duty to improve the community in which he lived and to support those less fortunate than he.

‘He was a member of the Rhondda Youth Forum and part of a team that secured £2,000 in funding for community projects in Wales, including an initiative to financially support young people attending university Open Days and the construction of a Community Garden.’

Who is Fynley Jones? Student, 18, 'lost his footing' and fell to his death as he posed for selfie on Welsh mountain, inquest hears

‘Fynley lived his life to the fullest.’ He had a strong sense of adventure and enjoyed mountaineering, parkour, surfing, and skateboarding.

‘He was a member of the school’s Combined Cadet Force and relished the opportunities it provided him to participate in his favorite outdoor activities.’

‘Fynley also took part in school drama productions such as School of Rock and the Young Playwright competition, as well as school trips to France, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland.

‘An enthusiastic and able student, Fynley was nearing the end of his A-Level courses in Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics and had secured a place to study Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at Aberystwyth University.

‘His girlfriend and close group of friends have described him as bringing joy and fun to everything they did together. He will be greatly missed by us all.’

source:nsemwokrom.com

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