Keen Photographer Fell From Cliffs

14th October 2015

A retired Jersey school teacher fell to his death from cliffs at Portelet.

An inquest has heard John Renouf lost his footing while taking a photograph.

The 63 year old had become a keen photographer since retiring from Les Quennevais School three years ago.

He had gone to Portelet common on the afternoon of the 3rd July to take pictures.

The images recovered from his camera show he had been very close to the cliff edge at La Cotte in St Brelade.

His body was found by a French yacht 4 miles off La Rocque.

A pathologist said his injuries were consistent to those of having fallen from a height.

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