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Monday, 01 September 2014

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Inquest opened into death of mum who fell from Carlisle bridge

An inquest has been opened into the death of a young mum who fell to her death from a Carlisle bridge.

Related: Woman who died in Carlisle bridge fall named

Twenty-nine-year-old Jeanette Cort, from Barraclough Fold, Glenridding, died on Thursday after falling from Victoria Viaduct.

Police said there were no suspicious circumstances. The inquest was opened on Monday by David Roberts, coroner for north and west Cumbria.

There was no cause of death established and it was adjourned to a date to be fixed.

The Rev Helen Mary Brett Young, team vicar for the Glenridding area, previously paid tribute to Jeanette, saying her three boys were devastated.

“Everybody is very sad for the family, and her three boys especially, who are lovely, lovely children,” she said.

“Her boys were her life. She was a very caring mother.”

The tragedy unfolded on Thursday when police were called to English Damside at about 1.25pm following reports that a woman had plunged from the bridge.

She suffered head injuries in the fall and was later pronounced dead despite efforts to save her life.

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