A MAN who was found unconscious at his home intended to take his own life, an inquest heard.

Adam Kellingray, who was born in Maldon, was found at his home in Southminster on July 3.

An inquest into his death was held in the presence of his family at Chelmsford Coroner’s Court on Friday.

The court heard how Mr Kellingray had a history of anxiety and had expressed thoughts of taking his own life in the past.

His wife arrived home from work and found a note on the stairs.

The fire service were called and attended the scene to find Mr Kellingray, 37, unresponsive in the bathroom.

Paramedics arrived at the scene and pronounced him dead shortly after.

A toxicology report showed the cause of death was carbon monoxide poisoning.

The court heard three notes in Mr Kellingray’s handwriting were found at the scene by police.

Acting inspector Marcus Baker also told the court there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

Senior coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray recorded a verdict that Mr Kellingray intended to take his own life.

She said: “I have come to the very sad conclusion that he intended to take his own life.

“I have taken into consideration all the evidence, including the notes found in his home.

“He was clearly much loved and I want to again express my condolences on your loss.”

Anyone experiencing poor mental health who is in need of support can call the Samaritans freephone helpline any time on 116 123.