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Third Briton dies in Corfu in one MONTH as 63-year-old drowns swimming in sea on Greek holiday island

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A THIRD Briton died in Corfu in just a month after a man drowned while swimming in the sea on the Greek holiday island.

The body of the 63-year-old man was removed from the water yesterday at Issos beach in southern Corfu, Corfu Press reported.

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The body of a 63-year-old man was removed from the water on Issos beach in southern Corfu (stock image)Credit: Alamy
Three Britons recently died in Corfu

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Three Britons recently died in Corfu

The authorities of the port of Leukimi have opened an investigation into the man’s death.

Two other Britons also recently died at the Greek vacation spot.

Mother of four Claire Glatman was hit and killed by a speedboat on Avlaki beach on August 31, while a 27-year-old Briton drowned on Kerasia beach a day later .

Ms Glatman, from Bedale, North Yorkshire, was found unconscious and bleeding with serious injuries to her legs and arms.

She was said to have been a regular swimmer at the beach and was well known to the expat community in Corfu.

It is reported that the boat passed him at high speed before changing direction and heading out to sea.

Horrified witnesses on the beach saw what happened, with authorities crediting them with helping “solve the puzzle”.

Another speedboat from a local rental company reportedly rushed to help Claire.

The coast guard then arrived at the scene and she was taken to the port of Imerolia before being taken by ambulance to Corfu hospital – but it was too late.

A family lawyer was forced to admit her body because her husband was reportedly too shocked to do so.

A day after Ms. Glatman’s murder, a 27-year-old man drowned on the beach in Kerasia.

He was seen struggling in the water as he swam several hundred feet from shore.

His brother allegedly noticed he was in trouble and dived to save him – pulling him unconscious out of the water, Enimerosi reports.

A Corfu Town police officer said the 27-year-old spent a day with his family in a rented boat when the tragedy occurred.

“From what we know, he appears to have had an epileptic seizure in the water while swimming,” the officer told Sun Online.

A local doctor tried to resuscitate the man, but he was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene.

Claire Glatman, 60, was killed by a speedboat propeller while swimming in Corfu on vacation with her husband Mark, director of the real estate fund.
Claire Glatman, 60, was killed by a speedboat propeller while swimming in Corfu on vacation with her husband Mark, director of the real estate fund.
The coast guard seized the boat that allegedly hit Claire
The coast guard seized the boat that allegedly hit Claire
27-year-old Briton drowned on Kerasia beach (stock image)
27-year-old Briton drowned on Kerasia beach (stock image)
Greek coroner says British woman in Corfu died of ‘multiple injuries’ caused by boat propeller


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