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Mum tragically dies after drinking on family holiday

Yahoo News Staff
·2-min read

A mum of three has died from alcohol toxicity after drinking while on holiday with her family.

Sioned Catherine Evans, 33, was found dead in a chalet at Pontin’s in Prestatyn, northern Wales, on August 31 last year, according to North Wales Live.

She was staying at the holiday rental with her partner Robert Holmes and two of their three sons, according to the publication.

Robert’s mum, Sheila Holmes, dropped them off at the resort but was contacted by police not long after, an inquest into Sioned’s death revealed this week.

Pictured is Sioned Catherine Evans.
Sioned Catherine Evans, 33, was found dead in a chalet at Pontin’s in Prestatyn, northern Wales, on August 31 last year. Source: Facebook/North Wales Live.

Officers said they had received reports the couple were drunk.

Sheila went to the resort to care for the children and “pleaded” with Sioned, a catering assistant who struggled with alcohol issues, to stop drinking, the inquest heard.

Robert said the mum-of-three had been in “good spirits”, but just hours later he found her slumped in the toilet with an empty bottle of wine, North Wales Live reports.

While placing her on the bed Robert noticed Sioned was cold and didn’t have a pulse.

Sheila called the police for help while Robert performed CPR but she was pronounced dead at the chalet at 7.30am.

An autopsy later revealed Sioned’s blood alcohol limit was four times the legal average.

Pictured is Pontin’s in Prestatyn.
She was staying at the holiday rental with her partner Robert Holmes and two of their three sons. Source: North Wales Live/David Powell

The inquest was told the 33-year-old had told medics weeks before her death that she suffered from depression and anxiety.

She confessed she drank a bottle of wine and four cans of cider every night and suffered “almost daily blackouts”, the publication said.

"The circumstances in this case are incredibly tragic – even more so for those she leaves behind," coroner John Gittins said.

Readers seeking support and information for addiction can contact Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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