Mohammed Mansoor Elahi ran into Hollingworth Lake weeks before his death at the same spot

Date published: 19 March 2015

An inquest into the death of Mohammed Mansoor Elahi, 31 from Rochdale, has heard that he had ‘run into’ Hollingworth Lake in August 2013 – weeks before his death in September at the same spot.

Despite this, he was allowed to go on a trip organised by the Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust and run by Link4Life on Thursday 5 September were he died after going into the water.

It is understood that Mr Elahi had gone with his brother, Mohammed Zahir, to Hollingworth Lake on Friday 16 August 2013 and had to be rescued from the lake after he entered the water fully clothed.

Mr Elahi had gone into the water whilst the pair were feeding the ducks.

The water level reached up to his waist before Mr Zahir managed to go in after him and drag him out.

Prior to the trip in August, Mr Elahi had told staff at Stepping Hill Hospital that he felt ‘helpless or hopeless’. It was also added that a report stated that Mr Elahi had said that he was unsure whether he would be able to ‘keep himself safe’.

Mr Elahi had suffered from mental health problems since 2009 including schizophrenia.

The inquest continues.

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