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Royal nurse found hanging
Dec 12, 2012, 12:02 GMT
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The nurse who died after a hoax call to a hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge was found hanging.
Jacintha Saldanha - who put through the call from Australian DJs Michael Christian and Mel Greig, who had impersonated Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles trying to find out information on the pregnant duchess - was still alive when she was discovered on Friday morning (07.12.12) in her room at staff accommodation near the King Edward VII Hospital in central London.
Sky' News' Martin Brunt said: 'Whoever had discovered her first had cut her down. By the time police and paramedics had arrived she was still conscious and attempts were made to revive her.
'If it adds anything to this very tragic story it indicates a very determined bid to kill herself, rather than what some people describe as a cry for help.
'I also understand ... that a suicide note was left in which she, we believe, gave some explanation for the actions that she's thought to have taken.'
An inquest is due to open on tomorrow morning (13.12.12).
Jacintha - a 46-year-old mother-of-two - took the call from the 2DayFM station transferred it to the ward where Catherine was being treated, before a second nurse then divulged details of the royal's condition.
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