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Three Britons Questioned Over Fatal Corfu Speedboat Accident

September 1, 2020

Greece police questioned three young Britons on the Ionian island of Corfu after the death of a 60-year-old British woman run over by a speedboat while she was swimming, which fled the scene of the accident.

The suspects, who were not named, were taken in, said Corfupress.gr, which reported that there were witnesses who allegedly saw the accident happen about 400-500 meters (1312-1640 feet) off Avlaki Beach.

Claire Glatman, 60, was said to have hit by the propeller on her lower extremities and may have bled to death after the boat fled but it wasn't said if the people questioned were on it or who was driving, details sketchy.

The Coast Guard quickly responded and pulled the woman from the water but she was not able to be resuscitated, the report said, with an autopsy to determine the cause of death though severe blood loss is indicated, according to sources at the local general hospital quoted by Corfu Press.

The report added the speedboat belonging to the family of one of the three suspects was confiscated, his family said to own a villa near where the speedboat was found, in the northwestern seaside resort of Agios Stefanos. 

The families of the other two suspects are also said to have holiday homes in the area. Glatman, a mother of four, was on vacation with her husband and one of her children.

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