Death by misadventure verdict

A WOMAN who was discovered dead on the banks of the River Witham had drunk so much alcohol that it led to her death, an inquest has heard.

Skaidrite Timosina, of Sunningdale Drive, Boston, had more than five times the amount of alcohol as the drink-drive limit when she died, on July 8, a post mortem found.

She was found to have 452 microgrammes of alcohol in her blood.

The 54-year-old was known to the police for having problems with alcohol and had admitted to being an alcoholic in the past.

The day before her death, Ratis Volodka, the partner of her daughter Kristine, had seen her at her home and said she seemed drunk but lucid.

Ms Timosina’s body was found by a man out fishing near to Fenside Road, the inquest heard on Friday at Boston County Hall. He spotted a carrier bag and then discovered the body after walking a short distance. The carrier bag was later found to contain a 35cl bottle of whisky and a bank card belonging to Ms Timosina.

A post mortem found no evidence of any trauma or any underlying condition which could have led to her death.

Coroner Maureen Taylor said: “It’s apparent that the unintended consequence or Skaidrite Timosina drinking too much alcohol was her sudden and unexpected death.”

She recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.