A CAMBORNE man who had struggled with his mental health for years 'acted impulsively' on the night of his death, according to Cornwall's senior coroner. 

During an inquest into the death of Michael O'Malley, aged 32, on Monday, October 9, 2023, senior coroner for Cornwall, Andrew Cox, found that Michael had 'acted impulsively' after a night of drinking with a friend. 

During the inquest, the court heard how Michael had been found in the early hours of April 12 outside a library in Camborne by a man on his way to work who contacted the emergency services. 

Police and paramedics attended the incident but Michael was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

During the proceedings, statements were read out by the senior coroner from police and mental health services which detailed Michael's long struggle with mental health and drinking. He had previously attempted to harm himself and had been diagnosed with low mood, anxiety, depression, emotionally unstable personality disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. 

A post-mortem revealed that Michael had alcohol and cocaine in his system when he died, however, no drugs were present at levels which would have been fatal. 

A statement was also read out from his mother stating she had been 'devastated' by the loss of her son. 

The inquest recorded that Michael had died by intentionally taking his own life. 

Reading out his findings to those present, senior coroner Andrew Cox said: "Michael had a difficult childhood. I think what's happened is he's had several drinks and taken drugs and acted impulsively.

"It's more likely than not that he's taken his own life and intended to do so."

Tributes for Michael poured in on a GoFundMe page set up in his memory, with one stating: "Watched this boy grow from a little skater boy to a legend of a gentleman. Deeply missed my friend, I hope heaven is a half-pipe bud. Love and condolences to the family."

Another said: "My heart goes out to Mikes family and his friends. It is a crushing feeling to know we will never meet again. Will be forever remembered as a caring, gentle, funny man, and never forgotten. Rest in peace Mike."

Other tributes stated: "All our love to everyone who knew him. So many amazing memories with Mike, will be missed so much by us all. Such an absolute sweetheart, gone far too soon."

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