Brit, 23, ‘living the dream’ in Australia dies in tragic accident at church atrium

A BRIT “living the dream” in Australia has died after a tragic accident in the skylight.

Jordan Joseph Baker, 23, fell through a church atrium in February 2019 in Queensland.

Jordan Baker dies after falling through church skylight


Jordan Baker dies after falling through church skylightCredit: Daily Post Wales

Jordan lived his “best life” traveling the world with his girlfriend Erin for five monthsNorth Wales Live report.

Family members say Jordan, from Gwynedd, Wales, has always wanted to live in Australia – and was “living the dream” at the time of his death.

He watched a surf competition with friends before going out drinking on the day of the tragedy, Caernarfon Coroner Court said.

The group then walked back to the hotel where one of his friends,
Mitchell Phillpotts, stayed.

Then Jordan and Mitchell decided to climb to the top of the church, the investigation rang out.

“On the way back down, I stepped through the skylight like we did on the way up,” says Mitchell.

“I don’t remember what I heard, we just talked then and then I didn’t hear him anymore.

“I turned around and he fell through the skylight.

“I don’t remember hearing glass break.”

Mitchell immediately broke down the door to the church to try to help Jordan, who was on the ground unresponsive.

He then shouted for a friend to call an ambulance, but it was too late as Jordan was pronounced dead at the scene.

Autopsy – has been done in Australia before
Jordan’s body was repatriated – suggesting he suffered “multiple trauma” in the fall.

In a statement read during the interrogation, his mother, Jill Mawson, described her son as “full of energy” and loved by “everyone”.

Ms Mawson said: “We want to remember our Jordan not because of how he died, but because of the way he lived.

“He loves life and is a wonderful son, grandson, brother, grandson,
partners and friends.

“He is loved and adored by all who are fortunate enough to know him.

“Jordan is full of energy, enthusiasm, and a passion for adventure – he’s happiest when climbing, surfing and

“He loves getting to know people and has a genuine interest in people’s lives and loves listening to people’s stories.

“His main goal was always to help anyone who needed help and support and he showered us all with his love.

“His smile could light up a room and his kindness and ability to see the best in people is what we’re most proud of.

“He will always be our shining star and our love for our little boy will forever be strong.”

Acting Senior Coroner Katie Sutherland recorded a conclusion of accidental death.

Following his death, Jordan’s family established the Jordan Baker Foundation in an effort to make “a positive difference in people’s lives”.

More than £31,000 has been donated in his memory. To donate, click this. Brit, 23, ‘living the dream’ in Australia dies in tragic accident at church atrium


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