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Record attempt in Venice: Three people die in an accident with a racing boat

2019-09-18T07:58:38.675Z

In Venice, three people were killed in a boat accident. The Italian driver, together with two Britons, wanted to travel from Monte Carlo to the tourist city in a new record time.




A record attempt with a racing boat has taken a deadly end for three people off the coast of Venice. Her boat raced close to a harbor on Tuesday evening against cliffs, as the Italian fire department tweeted. Three bodies had been recovered from the submerged cabin, another human had gone overboard and been injured.

#Venezia # 17settembre 21.05, tragico bilancio per un'imbarcazione offshore finita sugli scogli di Punta Sabbioni: quattro gli occupanti, uno ferito sbalzato fuori bordo, tre i corpi senza vita recuperati dai #sommozzatori #vigilidelfuoco nella cabina sommersa pic.twitter.com/ jihTECtS1D

- Vigili del Fuoco (@emergenzavvf) 17 September 2019

According to news agency Ansa, one of the victims was an Italian racing boat designer and rider who tried to set a speed record from Monte Carlo to Venice. The other two victims are British pilots.

The racing boat could reach speeds up to 130 km / h. It started on Monday morning in Monte Carlo and crashed shortly before the finish line.

Source: spiegel

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