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Charlie Hopkins, 23, a young British tourist died when he plunged into a hotel pool in Mexico, an inquest was heard yesterday.
History student Charlie Hopkins, 23, from Buckley, north Wales, died after fracturing his skull when he fell into a swimming pool in his underwear. The inquiry heard it was a mystery how the University College London (UCL) student fell into the water because no one else was in the pool in the 1 a.m. tragedy. CCTV footage showed Charlie walking in his underpants off a balcony through the hotel reception area on April 9, 2021. It was said at the hearing that no one else was at the pool in Tulum, Mexico, but “shortly after” a camera captured the pool’s water being disturbed. Another guest discovered his body at the bottom of the pool about five hours later. Charlie had studied history at UCL but did not complete the course.
Charlie Hopkins was 23 years old.
Died after accidentally hitting his head when he fell into a hotel pool in Mexico
In a statement read out at the inquest, Mark’s father described him as “bubbly” and “the light and soul of every room he was in.” He was a keen musician and a strong activist for LGBT rights. Hopkins said Charlie had good friends in London, where he lived, but he was happy to go on holiday when lockdown restrictions were eased during the covid pandemic. He checked into the two-story Turquoise Petit Hotel in Tulum on April 8, 2021, having gone there at the invitation of his friend Alex, who lived in Mexico. He made video calls to his parents almost every day while he was there, listening to the investigation in Ruthin. Hopkins said: “We got worried when we didn’t hear from him for 24 hours.”
On April 9 they received the ‘devastating’ call that he had been found dead. His father added: “He was a happy, affectionate, and confident young man. He only saw the good in everyone. Charlie would always finish talking to someone and say ‘I love that person,’ that’s the kind of person he was.” Mr. Hopkins’ family said his death has left them “broken” and his lives “upside down”. In Mexico, a post-mortem examination was carried out. Later his body was repatriated. Home Office pathologist Dr. Brian Rodgers confirmed the cause of death as “a blunt force injury to the head and drowning, consistent with a fall from a height”. John Gittins, the chief coroner for eastern and central North Wales, said there were initially some initial concerns that he had been assaulted. But the coroner said he probably hit his head in some way getting into the pool, adding: “There is absolutely no reason to consider it was a deliberate act.” He recorded an accidental death finding.