A retired crane driver from Stoke Poges has died after he fell in his home.

An inquest into the death of George Harries, who passed away aged 88 on February 12, was held at Beaconsfield Coroner’s Court on Wednesday, June 9.

The court heard how Mr Harries died at Wexham Park Hospital after he suffered an unwitnessed fall at his home in Plough Lane.

Mr Harries was found shortly afterwards by his wife, who called him an ambulance.

The court heard how Mr Harries suffered a head injury in the fall, and after initially receiving treatment, doctors agreed with his family to move him into palliative care, and he passed away in hospital.

Speaking at the inquest, assistant coroner Ian Wade reassured the family that nothing else could have been done to save Mr Harries.

He said: “It’s not clear exactly what happened, he may have tripped over something struggling with his walker, or it may have been a moment of dizziness which caused him to collapse.

“It’s not appropriate to ask why he fell, but simply that he did fall and that it was unexpected.

“It seems that there was not any more that could be done, the ambulance got there quickly and whisked him to Wexham Park, which was just around the corner.

“They treated him the way the guidelines indicate, but it was not to be. There was not anything that could have been done to save him.”

The coroner concluded that the death of Mr Harries was accidental, and caused by the head injury he sustained in the fall.