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Thursday, December 05, 2013
By Jason Lock
After the hearing, Mrs Wilton said more should be done for paramedics facing tough emotional circumstances.
She said: “There has been so much support from Del’s friends. He was a remarkable, kind and generous man, who raised a lot of money for charity.
“But more needs to be done for paramedics so they know where to go for help and do not bottle it all up.”
Her statement said he had withdrawn cash from his bank account and left it on a mantlepiece.
Dr Carlyon ruled his death was a deliberate act to take his own life.
His funeral was attended by more than 500 mourners. His wife said he had been a paramedic for 13 years and recently qualified to be part of the “blood bikes” team.
While search efforts were continuing a candlelit vigil was held on Portreath beach.
Mrs Wilton praised the efforts of the coastguards, friends and colleagues who helped look for him.
A spokesman for the ambulance service said: “SWAT was deeply saddened by the death of Derek Wilton.
“Del was a well-respected paramedic who served the people of Cornwall for many years.
“He will be sadly missed and we wish to extend our sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.
“The trust can confirm that Del was offered and provided with a range of support and advice by the ambulance service, and this has been extended to his family during this difficult time.
“The trust is carrying out an internal investigation in order to review the processes in place to support its staff.”