Coroner rules Gravesend man, Karol Michalak, 20, suffocated himself

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A 20-year-old man, whose body was found on derelict land near Gravesend, committed suicide, an inquest has heard.


Karol Michalak was reported missing on January 22 sparking a man hunt involving Kent Police and Gravesend RNLI.


The Polish-speaking youngster's body was found on derelict land off Stuart Road near the town centre on February 3.


An inquest into Mr Michalak's death took place on April 10 at Gravesend's Old Town Hall where assistant coroner Alan Blumsdon recorded a verdict of suicide after hearing Mr Michalak killed himself by breathing in helium gas.
 

The medical cause of death given was asphyxiation.

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PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is a national charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide in young people up to the age of 35. If you need help and advice, please contact the PAPYRUS national helpline, HOPELineUK, 0800 068 41 41 or email pat@papyrus-uk.org now. If you would like to support our work contact us on 01925 572444. Registered charity 1070896. Papyrus
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