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Family of Nathan Taylor say they will never find answers over his death
6:00am Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
THE family of Nathan Taylor say they will never find answers they are looking for after his death was ruled an accident.
Speaking this week, Dad Chris Taylor, of Connaught Avenue, Padgate, said he must find a way to live without knowing what happened in the moments before his 18-year-old son drowned in the Manchester Ship Canal.
Mr Taylor said: “What he was doing down at Latchford Locks is a question we’ll never know the answer to.
“The question is why and that’s it.
“There’s only one person who knows the answer, that is the person that has gone.
“We’ll have to live with that for the rest of our lives.
“We are just trying to carry on but it will take time.
“It’s now case closed and there are no answers for us.”
The inquest at Warrington Coroner’s Court in June returned a verdict of death as a result of an accident.
Mr Taylor called the hearing a ‘farce’.
He said: “It told us nothing that we didn’t know already.
“I think it was a waste of our time, and it was dragged out for so long.
“It fetched everything back up for us.
“They said it was an accident but we’d already resigned ourselves to that.”
Nathan went missing from a birthday party at the Bridge Bar in Latchford on January 26.
The five day search for the Warrington Collegiate student gripped the town with residents helping Cheshire Police and Cheshire Search and Rescue with the search.
Teams scoured the banks of the Mersey and allotments in Latchford.
The former Bruche Primary School and Woolston High School pupil was found on February 1 having fallen into the canal at Latchford Locks.
Hundreds attended Nathan’s funeral at Walton Lea Crematorium when blue balloons with messages to the Everton fan were released.
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