July 17, 2024

Manchester City doctor, Dr. Jamie Butler dies after falling 300ft from a mountain where he proposed to wife 27 years earlier

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Manchester City doctor, Dr. Jamie Butler dies after falling 300ft from a mountain where he had proposed to his wife 27 years earlier

The medic fell 300ft to his death when he and his wife visited a mountain where he had proposed 27 years before, an inquest heard.

Dr. Jamie Butler, who joined the team as a senior medical officer in 2009, was visiting Striding Edge in the Lake District with his wife Margaret when disaster struck, according to the Mirror.

The Altrincham couple decided to return to the Lake District location where he proposed to her in 2009.

The inquest was described as having a particular place in the hearts of the couple.

However, once a mist drifted down, the doctor, who also worked for Sale Sharks rugby club, tragically plummeted from the peak in limited visibility.

After suffering serious injuries, including a shattered skull, he was pronounced dead at the site.

Jamie Butler inquest

The Cockermouth hearing was told how the couple had taken on the walk in the afternoon and wanted to visit the exact location where the marriage proposal took place.

But Mrs. Butler said when they reached Striding Edge she was too tired to continue.

Dr. Butler, however, continued and walked along with it on his own to find the exact spot where he asked her to marry him.

In a statement, Mrs. Butler described seeing her husband walk off into the mist.

After seeing no sign of him, she then shouted after him but got no response and called the police.

It was then discovered that Dr. Butler had fallen from the peak.

His body was later found by rescue crews below the ridge before he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Coroner Kirsty Gomersal concluded the death was an accident as Mrs. Butler paid tribute to her husband who she said she and her family loved.

Mrs. Butler said: “Jamie was a loving husband with two twin boys who he adored.

“He will be forever missed. He died doing what he loved.”

In 2007, Dr. Butler became a medic for Manchester City Football Club.

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