Strange Exits: Man bleeds to death from picking his nose too much, inquest hears

By | December 5, 2008

Strange Exits: Man bleeds to death from picking his nose too much, inquest hears

A man died because he picked his nose so much he bled to death, an inquest heard.

Manchester coroner Nigel Meadows said about the death of 63-year-old Ian Bothwell: ‘There is no explanation for this death other than he died from a nose-bleed, consistent with picking his nose. I do not think for a moment he knew what he was doing was going to cause his death.’

He recorded a verdict of misadventure.

A pathologist concluded that Mr Bothwell, who suffered from dementia brought on by alcoholism, had picked his nose so much that it had caused him to bleed to death. …

Mr Bothwell had been a fit young man until he suffered a brain haemorrhage when he was 20. He was unable to work and he quickly descended into alcoholism.

His only relative was a sister living in Cornwall, who he saw just once in 30 years at his mother’s funeral in 1986. – dailymail

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