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Last Updated: Tuesday, 8 May 2007, 12:05 GMT 13:05 UK
Death plunge man named by police
Daniel Davies
An inquest into Mr Davies' death is expected to be opened on Tuesday
A man who died after falling more than 60ft (18m) from the top of a waterfall has been named by police.

Daniel Davies, 30, plunged to his death at High Force Waterfall, in Forest-In-Teesdale, County Durham, on Sunday evening.

Police said he was collecting rocks for a new tropical fish tank when he lost his balance.

Mr Davies, of Lambton Terrace in Jarrow, South Tyneside, worked at the Nissan car plant in Sunderland.

The accident sparked a large scale search operation involving firefighters, the ambulance service, a fell rescue team and police.

High Force Waterfall
The rescue operation involved police divers

Mr Davies' body was discovered close to the base of the waterfall by police divers on Monday morning.

He had travelled to the popular tourist attraction with his girlfriend Karen Fegan.

On Tuesday, she said: "Daniel was just getting his life together in the way he dreamed and his job at Nissan gave him great pride.

"He was starting to settle down with myself and my two children, Kristopher and Katie, and making plans for the future - marriage, a new house and holidays."

Mr Davies leaves an eight-year-old daughter, Kaitlin-Lea, mother Wendy, father Ian, sisters Melanie and Paula and brother Anthony.



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