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