The quad bike a Welshpool man was riding when he came to his death was found to have multiple defects, an inquest heard.

The wife of Rees Andrew, who passed away aged 65, said she was “glad he died quickly and doing something he loved”.

An inquest held in Welshpool on Friday, July 12, heard that Rees Andrew was riding a quad bike on a hunt, with another passenger and his dogs, when he died on February 12.

The Assistant Coroner for South Wales Central, Ian Boyes, said that Mr Andrew drove into an incline to come up the other side of a brook when he “lost control” of the quad bike.

The inquest heard that a nurse, who was with the hunt, tried to save Mr Andrew, but he had already passed away.

The inquest heard that Mr Andrew had recently bought the quad bike from Oswestry for around £4,000.

Mr Boyes said that there were a “number of defects” such as the throttle being very sensitive and the breaks being “inadequate”. This was said after a report from a collision investigator was read out to the inquest. The officer said that these defects “could have contributed to the loss of the driver’s control”.

It was concluded that the medical cause of death was a severe head injury and that he died by accident.

Mr Boyes said that he was “very sorry to report that he died in such a way” at such a young age.

He was married to his wife, Gwyneth, for 41 years. She said that he had four children and four grandchildren, was self-employed as a gardener and loved his dogs.