Thursday, September 18, 2014

Greece: British Tourist, 39, Killed in Santorini While Enjoying His Honeymoon, British Friend Arrested

According to The Greek Reporter and the below link, a British tourist, 39, has reportedly been killed in a jet-ski collision on Wednesday (September 17): 

The British tourist, whose name has not been released, was killed in a jet-ski accident on the island of Santorini.

Tragically, the British tourist was on the Greek island was the purpose of enjoying his honeymoon.

The British tourist and a friend had rented two jet-skis in the Kamari section of the island, where the accident occurred.

Due to dangerous handling, the two jet-skis collided with each other, causing what seemed to be superficial injuries. After the Briton received first aid treatment, he returned to his hotel.

The following morning, the Briton's bride transferred him to a local clinic where it was determined that the Brit was suffering from internal bleeding.

Unfortunately, while the injured Briton was being prepared to being medically evacuated to Crete, he died from his injuries.

COMMENT: From personal experience in Greece, I can emphasize that jet-ski laws and regulations are not anywhere close to those in the UK, which is why I strongly discourage the rental of jet-skis in the Hellenic country.

The owner of the jet-ski rental firm and the victim's 29-year-old friend, who is a British citizen, were arrested and will appear before a state prosecutor on the island of Naxos on Friday (September 19).

The British Foreign Office confirmed that they are aware of the British honeymooner's death and will provide consular assistance to the arrested Briton who has been arrested.

This report will be updated as new information becomes available, which is likely to occur at the close of business on Friday.

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