A newly-married bride found in a swimming pool after a drinking binge on her honeymoon died from ‘catastrophic brain injuries’.


Ruby Lewis, 34,?had been taking a dip in a pool at a private hospital in Crete while her husband Mark was receiving kidney dialysis treatment inside.

However,?the former British Airways hostess was found face down after ‘gliding in’ to the water on the second day of her honeymoon, an inquest heard.

She died 11 days later in hospital without regaining consciousness after being flown back to the UK.

The couple had been in a relationship for around seven years and married in April 2010 in Wetherby, West Yorkshire, the inquest was told.

Mr Lewis also received a kidney transplant around the time of their wedding so they delayed their treatment for four months, jetting out in August 2010 to the luxury five-star Amirandes resort in Crete.

The tragedy happened on the second day of their trip after the couple booked a short stay at a private hospital about 15 minutes away so Mr Lewis, now 38, could get dialysis treatment.

The coroner heard how, while Mr Lewis was seen by doctors, his wife went to a bar and ordered a glass of a wine and a bottle of water.

She then went to the village of Ano Kalessa, where she bought two small bottles of ouzo and some food.


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