A SOUTHAMPTON man died when, after taking the drug MDMA, he plunged into a canal in Amsterdam, an inquest has heard.
Jordan Dunn and his brother Anthony were on vacation in the Netherlands but fell under the water in the early hours of August 19.
The inquest was told police were called after Mr Dunn was
The effects of MDMA, otherwise known as ecstasy, were one of the reasons suggested for this by senior coroner Grahame Short.
The inquiry heard that Mr Dunn was about six to seven minutes under the water before being rescued.
He was rushed to Amsterdam’s VU University Medical Center, but he was unable to be saved by doctors.
Because of the time spent in
Coroner Mr Short, recording a death conclusion due to misadventure, said: “I believe the clue for his motive [for entering the water] is likely to be the MDMA, which can make people feel hot.”
Mr Short added that his behaviour suggested he “wasn’t really totally aware of his surroundings”.
During the inquest, Mr Dunn’s family displayed a large photo of him, while his aunt Lesley Dunn described him as being like a son before