Cannes boat show, sea test ends in tragedy, woman dies

m13-coupe-01bTragedy at the Cannes Boat Show: on Saturday evening, around 7 p.m., a woman in her early thirties was sheared to death by the propeller of an inflatable boat’s engines. The woman, according to reconstructions, jumped into the water (probably in panic) following a rather risky maneuver by a Serbian journalist who was driving the boat (from Magazzù Shipyards) at the time for a test.

THE RECONSTRUCTION
Apparently it went like this: in the bay of Cannes, not far from the harbor, the journalist executed a tight and sudden turn, both he and Renato Magazzù were thrown into the water, and the large dinghy of the Palermo shipyard began to whirl around itself. The young woman who had remained on board fell in panic and jumped into the water, being fatally injured by the propeller. Among the first to come to the rescue of the castaways at the scene of the accident was Pietro Gargiulo, patron of Master’s (also an exhibitor): he blocked the lifeless woman’s body before the current dragged it far away. Then the fire department and police arrived. At the time of the accident, weather conditions were good. (via ilgommone.net)

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