A woman who drowned in a lake killed herself after fearing a chronic eye problem made her look ‘disfigured’, an inquest has heard.
Christine Foster, 60, was reported missing by her family on November 18 last year, before her body was pulled from the water in Orrell Water Park in Orrell, Wigan, Greater Manchester, the following day.
An inquest at Bolton Coroner’s Court heard Ms Foster had been suffering with a chronic eye problem for some time prior to her death.
The hearing was told Ms Foster, who lived in Billinge, Merseyside, underwent an operation on a cyst on her right eye in 2020.
After it failed to resolve the problem, she contacted several other hospitals to see if they would treat her but they refused.
Ms Foster had threatened to end her own life if the issue could not be fixed,…
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