The mystery behind Tariq Simpson’s death at sea has been debunked by the recent release of the young man’s pathology report.
Simpson was pronounced dead on the evening of Tuesday October 1st, 2019 at Deep Bay.
Initial reports, at the time, were that Simpson may have drowned. Soon after, however, reports of alleged drug use leading to the cause of his death soon began to surface.
According to his ex-girlfriend who was present with him at the beach, they both took two pills of the drug.
The woman reportedly told police Simpson began acting erratic, running wildly on the beach, making noise and speaking to people who were not there.
However, the report dated 17th December, 2019 stated that the, “Urine toxicology done was negative for licit and illicit drugs,”
The report outlined that Tariq suffered with a condition termed ‘arteriovenous malformations’ which are abnormal connections between arteries and veins “without intervening capillaries”.
The report further stated that, “These tangled connections cause abnormal [pushing and/or pulling] of the blood and high pressure channels that are at risk of rupturing.”
The direct cause of death was therefore concluded as “a rupture causing haemorrhage and unconsciousness with subsequent aspiration of the stomach contents into the lungs.”
Simpson’s mother, Hildred Simpson, expressed relief as the report has put all the misconceptions to rest.
“Nothing can bring relief to the loss, because having to learn to live without him is a challenge by itself. But, having the report to clear all the misconceptions and the lies… I would say… brings relief.” said Hildred.
She also explained that her son was at the beach that day as a part of the therapy he was undergoing to remedy lingering joint pain he had been experiencing for some time.