Cambridge graduate son, 24, of world leader neurologist drowned in swimming pool at brother's birthday party in competition to see who could hold the breath the longest, hears research
- Dominic Hamlyn, the son of neurosurgeon Peter Hamlyn, died in the family home
- Inquest is told that he was pulled out of a swimming pool during his brother's party
A leading neurologist unsuccessfully tried to breathe new life into his graduate son from Cambridge after he drowned in a pool at his brother's birthday party, an investigation has heard.
Assistant coroner Sonia Hayes said today at an opening in the Archbishop's palace that Dominic had participated in a competition to see who could stay underwater the longest, KentOnline reported.
Friends pulled Dominic Hamlyn, 24, out of the pool at his parental home near Canterbury, Kent in July before paramedics arrived.
Dominic, the son of world-renowned neurosurgeon Peter Hamlyn, was rushed to William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, but died later that evening.
Dominic Hamlyn (left), the son of renowned neurosurgeon Peter Hamlyn (right), died in the pool of the family house in Kent
A post-mortem indicated the cause of death as multiple organ failure, with acute respiratory distress syndrome and drowning mentioned as contributing factors.
Dominic's ruined father, who gave his son mouth to mouth when he was pulled out of the pool, said he was a & # 39; beautiful, beautiful boy & # 39; used to be.
He said: & # 39; Why did he die? He was an outstanding athlete who participated in both rugby and rowing in Cambridge.
& # 39; We are broken. If Dominic is to be remembered, it is a hero and one of the world's helpers. & # 39;
The tragedy unfolded during a party for Dominic & # 39; s younger brother, heard an investigation
After studying at The King & # 39; s School, Dominic studied at University College London and graduated in 2017 with a first degree in science and technology.
The experienced scholar then studied for a Master of Philosophy at the prestigious Judge Business School in Cambridge.
In addition to his studies, Dominic helped find an online retail store and was an experienced rugby player.
He represented UCL & # 39; s 1st XV for three years and was elected sports officer of the university in his final year.
In 2014, he ran the London Marathon for The Brain & Spine Foundation – for which he raised nearly £ 5,700.
The full investigation into Dominic's death was postponed to the Canterbury Court on December 4.
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