Inquest records narrative determination that 20-year-old Mike "Ratts" Williams threw himself off Llanelli's multi-storey car park
POPULAR Llanelli skateboarder Mike "Ratts" Williams died from his injuries after jumping off Llanelli's multi-storey car park, an inquest has heard.
Carmarthenshire coroner Mark Layton gave a narrative determination that Michael Robert Williams "threw himself off the multi-storey car park" in May of this year.
However, Mr Layton added that the "question of intent remains unclear".
Mr Williams died in the early hours of Saturday May 18 this year.
An inquest, held yesterday at Llanelli Town Hall, heard that the 20-year-old dad of one had died from "multiple traumatic injuries sustained from a fall from height".
Coroner's officer Tudor Rees told the inquest that at the time leading up to the night of his death, Mr Williams had been "homeless" staying with friends.
On the night of his death, Mr Rees said that he was finding it difficult to find somewhere to stay.
During the evening leading up to his death, the inquest heard that Mr Williams had been consuming large amounts of alcohol including Jagermeister and Stella Artois.
Mr Rees added that on that night, Mr Williams had seen two of his friends in Stepney Street, Llanelli, and had said that he was going to kill himself on many occasions.
Mr Williams was later found on the ramp at the multi-storey car park, the inquest heard.
Mr Rees added that the deceased's sister Jessica Williams had witnessed him dive off the side of the car park and found him on the ground.
A postmortem examination was carried out on Mr Williams's body.
Coroner Mr Layton said that toxicology reports on a blood sample showed 197 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.
Also present in Mr Williams's blood were the chemicals THC and THCC.
Mr Layton explained to the inquest that the presence of these chemicals suggested recent use of cannabis. Mr Layton said: "Analysis showed a substantial level of alcohol in the deceased's blood."
Referring to the cannabis use, the coroner added: "The deceased could have been experiencing one or more of the effects of cannabis."
Concluding the inquest, Mr Layton said: "He had consumed a considerable amount of alcohol and had cannabis in his system.
"He was upset and angry at the time he threw himself off the car park."