Body of West Suffolk student discovered in river in Hungary, inquest told

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The death of a West Suffolk student whose body was found in a river in Hungary could have been a ‘tragic accident’, an inquest heard.

Daniel Gliksten, 23, of the Denham Estate, disappeared on December 31 2012 from the Chain Bridge in Budapest and was found by a local man on March 20 some miles away in the River Danube.

A local post mortem recorded the cause of death as drowning, which was likely to have occured two to three months prior to the body being found.

It is not known how he came to be in the water, but there is no suggestion anyone else was involved, an inquest in Bury St Edmunds heard. Hungarian police believe Mr Gliksten may have been under the influence of alcohol after traces were found in his blood.

However at the inquest on August 26 at the Active Business Centre, St Andrews Street, Suffolk Coroner Dr Peter Dean said this data should be interpreted with caution due to the amount of time elapsed since the death.

Mr Gliksten’s friend Anna Oláh last saw him at around 2am on December 31 and reported his disappearance to local police. Dr Dean said: “This may well have been a very tragic accident.”

He reported an open conclusion.