Dad: I needed tragic Nathan for longer

I needed him for longer. That was the moving sentiment of the grieving father of tragic Nathan Hall, whose body was found near an Ipswich railway line.

IPSWICH: I needed him for longer.

That was the moving sentiment of the grieving father of tragic Nathan Hall, whose body was found near an Ipswich railway line.

The Westbourne Sports College English teacher died on the tracks near to Bourne Park on January 24 - just two days after his 32nd birthday.

Today, dad Dick Hall revealed how “troubled” Nathan had twice battled depression but had finally succumbed to his “deep mental anguish”.


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“He was my best friend, and I miss him,” said Mr Hall, speaking from his native Canada.

“I understand that his decision to end his life was taken in the deep mental anguish of depression, yet I respect him for setting his own way, steering his own course and being his own man.”

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