A FORMER Ermysted’s Grammar School pupil died at his home in Thailand after struggling against mental health, an inquest at Skipton Magistrates’ Court heard.

English teacher Daniel Burman, 36, died in hospital in Bangkok on November 6 last year after first jumping from a second floor window into a first floor swimming pool and then throwing himself through a plate glass window.

Senior coroner for North Yorkshire Rob Turnbull read statements outlining the case of a man apparently not being able to get the help he needed in a foreign country, and died despite the efforts of his girlfriend Bethany Tryc.

A statement from Ms Tryc, who lived in Bangkok with Mr Burman, said he had been suffering from a fever for several days prior to the incident and had been prescribed antibiotics. She also said he suffered panic attacks and paranoia.

She said they had tried on many occasions to get him psychiatric help at a local hospital but was struggling to get to see anyone. An appointment in mid-December had been offered.

They called his brother, Matt, and Matt’s wife, Rebecca., in England, and they spoke. This calmed Mr Burman and he was able to sleep.

On the day he died, Mr Burman had attempted to cut himself with a cleaver in the couple’s apartment.

Ms Tryc had called the paramedics saying they arrived but ‘didn’t appear to be any hurry.’

In an agitated state, Mr Burman slammed the door on the paramedics and then ran across a roof before jumping into a swimming pool which was one floor lower down.

Ms Tryc said paramedics didn’t appear to be responding to Mr Burman who was face down in the water and it was she who jumped in to get him out.

Paramedics revived him and attempted to bandage his wounds. However, he again ran off screaming and jumped through a first floor window.

He was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead at 4.30am.

A post-mortem examination revealed he had died as a result of a skull base trauma.

Mr Burman’s mother, Sheila, said she felt the standard of care her son had received was ‘woefully inadequate’ and his death had been preventable.

Mr Burman had desperately sought medical help but could not get the help needed.

Offering his condolences to Mr Burman’s family, Mr Turnbull recorded a verdict of misadventure adding: “He did what he did to himself, but the consequences did not occur to him.”