Inquest into the death of young rugby player who died whilst on holiday

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An inquest has opened to look into the death of a young rugby player in a hotel swimming pool.

Ben Woods played for Leigh East’s open age team and was on holiday with his family in Cyprus at the time of the tragedy.

The 20-year-old was found unconscious at the bottom of the pool at the King Evelthon Hotel in Paphos on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

To make the 25-mile hike through the Yorkshire Dales even tougher, they carried an extra 35lb in their backpacks – as well as food and water – to honour Ben’s fearless attitude.

Alongside honouring Ben, the challenge raised money for a heart screening event, hosted by Cardiac Risk in the Young, at Golborne Parkside.