Three Brits who live on the Greek holiday island of Corfu are reportedly being investigated in relation to the death of a 60-year-old British mum who was killed when she was hit by a speedboat propellor.
The victim, named locally as 60-year-old Claire Glatman, died when she was stuck by the speedboat's propellor off Corfu's popular Avlaki beach on Monday, August 31.
Her body was spotted by other bathers just after 10am local time, and she had suffered serious injuries to her “lower extremities”, local media reported.
Now, it is reported that three young Brits whose families own homes on the Greek island are under investigation over Claire's death.
Claire, who is thought to have been Corfu resident, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Her body was taken to Corfu General Hospital, where an autopsy will be carried out on Tuesday, September 1.
Greek media said she was on holiday at the time of the incident.
Several hours after the accident, a “suspicious” boat was spotted in the water and pulled out at Gouvia Marina, a coastguard base around 17 miles from the accident site, for forensic examination, according to local news site Enimerosi.
Two people on board were said to be helping authorities with their enquiries.
A Foreign Office spokesperson said: “We are in contact with the local authorities following reports that a British woman has died in Corfu.”
The Daily Telegraph reports that Claire was a mother-of-four who regularly holidayed on the sunny island and was well known among the ex-pat community.
The UK currently has an air corridor with Greece, meaning tourists aren’t required to quarantine after returning.
On Sunday, an 82-year-old tourist died after being pulled from the sea off Tavronitis beach in Chania, Crete.
Another 53-year-old holidaymaker was injured when she was hit by a boat's propeller off the Greek island of Lefkada on August 19, and taken to hospital for treatment.
In July 2018, a British schoolboy was killed by a speedboat’s propellers in Greece after he fell out of a boat in “choppy waters”.