A “FUNNY and happy” father of two sent a heartbreaking last text before jumping to his death.

Adam Gee messaged his mother “I love you, sorry I was not enough,” minutes before plunging from a motorway bridge.

Bolton Coroner’s Court heard how, following the break-down of his marriage in 2018, the mental health of the 40-year-old scaffolder from Horwich began to deteriorate significantly.

He was prescribed anti-depressants and went to see his GP several times during January and February of this year, but told his doctor he had no thoughts of self harm or suicide.

However his mental wellbeing continued to get worse, and he twice visited the Barton motorway bridge in Eccles in the lead up to his death, his sister Zoe Gee told the inquest.

Just before 8pm on March 28, Mr Gee parked his car on the hard-shoulder of the M60 and got out, leaving the engine running and keys in the ignition.

Moments later two eyewitnesses called 999 to report a man running and jumping head first from Barton Bridge, Nicola Boyes from Greater Manchester Police Coroner’s Office told the inquest.

Before he jumped Mr Gee had also sent a text to his sister saying he was “doing something I should have done 12-months-ago”.

She told the inquest that on receiving the message she knew where her brother would be and went to the bridge.

Police and ambulance crews were also rushed to the area but Mr Gee was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post mortem examination carried out by pathologist Dr Chandran revealed that Mr Gee had died from multiple traumatic fractures.

However there was no alcohol and or drugs in his system at the time of his death.

Family members and Mr Gee’s GP, Dr Kumar, confirmed that he never took drugs and only drank alcohol a couple of times a week.

Dr Kumar added that Mr Gee’s death was “extremely unfortunate”, but said: “I don’t know what else I could have done just at that time.”

Mr Gee’s sister Zoe told the court that Adam was a “very family orientated man” who enjoyed swimming and biking and “loved nothing more than spending time with his family”.

“He had a hard exterior and a soft interior,” she added.

Recording a conclusion of suicide, assistant coroner Rachel Syed described Mr Gee’s death as “exceptionally tragic”.

She added: “Adam was funny, loud and boisterous, generally a happy person, and I hope the family can start to focus on the positive memories rather than the fatal circumstances that led to his death.”

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