A PENSIONER died after falling in his bathroom and impaling his eye on an upright metal toilet roll holder, an inquest was told.

John Garrett suffered a terminal brain injury and died on September 22 last year at the Mountbatten hospice.

Today's (Wednesday) inquest was told Mr Garrett, 79, of Well Street, Ryde, had a number of conditions including sleeplessness.

He had also suffered a number of falls.

He was found on September 18 by carers, who visited him three times daily, in the corner of the bathroom.

He had fallen onto the toilet roll holder and suffered a traumatic injury to his eye socket.

Firefighters were called to cut Mr Garrett free before he could receive hospital treatment.

He was also attended by a specialist consultant at the scene.

Coroner, Caroline Sumeray, concluded Mr Garrett died as the result of an accident.