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Tourist, 24, drowns off Corfu days after mother of four was killed by speedboat propeller

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Another Briton dies in Corfu: Tourist, 24, drowns off island beach days after mother of four was killed by speedboat propeller

  • A 27-year-old man drowned yesterday on Kerasia beach in Corfu, Greece
  • Locals saw him struggle, hundreds of yards from shore, and tried to save him
  • When he was removed from the ocean he was unconscious, local media reported
  • Despite efforts to save him, the man who was on vacation with his girlfriend died on his way to the hospital










A 27-year-old Briton drowned yesterday while swimming off a beach in Corfu, just a day after a mother of four was killed when she was struck by an off-propeller edge.

The man, who has not yet been identified, was swimming several hundred meters from the shore of Kerasia beach in northeast Corfu when he was seen struggling in the water , reports Corfu Press.

Witnesses said locals jumped into the sea to save him and dragged the man to shore.

When removed from the ocean, the man was already unconscious, according to local media. Onlookers called the coast guard who attempted to resuscitate the man using a defibrillator.

A 27-year-old Briton drowned yesterday while swimming off a beach at Kerasia beach in Corfu (pictured)

Sadly, he passed away before they reached the hospital.

According to the local news site enimerosi, the victim was on vacation with his girlfriend.

The man’s death comes just a day after Claire Glatman, 60, the wife of multi-millionaire real estate mogul Mark Glatman, was killed when she was struck by a speedboat while swimming in the sea off Avlaki beach in Corfu on Monday.

Three British nationals between the ages of 20 and 30, two of whom have holiday homes on the island, are under investigation into Ms Glatman’s death, local media reported.

The man's death comes just a day after Claire Glatman (left), 60, the wife of multi-millionaire real estate mogul Mark Glatman (right), was killed when she was struck by a speedboat as she swam in the sea off Avlaki beach in Corfu on Monday

The man’s death comes just a day after Claire Glatman (left), 60, the wife of multimillionaire real estate mogul Mark Glatman (right), was killed when she was struck by a speedboat as she swam in the sea off Avlaki beach in Corfu on Monday

This morning, it was reported that hedge fund manager Rob Lucas, 58, his son, 18, and daughter, 22, were questioned as potential witnesses by agents after Ms Glatman’s death.

The speedboat allegedly involved in the incident was found abandoned on a nearby beach and moved to a local marina while port authorities conduct a forensic investigation.

Ms Glatman was from Bedale in North Yorkshire and was on vacation with Mark, 63, and the eldest of her two daughters, who were informed of her death. She also has two sons.



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