Porto Heli: How the Boat Crash Killed Two People and left One Seriously Injured


Two men dead and one woman seriously injured are the tragic account of a fierce two-boat crash that took place Friday night near Porto Heli.

The causes of the accident remain unclear until now. The collision of the two vessels took place just 350 meters off the coast in the Thini Argolida sea area, between Spetses and Porto Heli. A high-speed inflatable boat aboard 10 French nationals – two men, three women and five children – collided with a wooden fishing boat aboard three Greeks, two men and one woman. “The speedboat went over the fishing boat,” said Spetson Mayor Panagiotis Lyrakis, speaking at the Open, describing the conditions of the deadly crash as the inflatable crashed on the wooden boat at the time the second man was fishing.

After the fierce conflict, the wooden fishing boat sank. The two men on board were found dead, while the woman was taken to hospital, seriously injured. French tourists aboard the inflatable speedboat are in good health, according to the Port Authority.

Breathalyser checks after the conflict
Following the fierce collision of the boats , floating boats and floating boats hurried to the port near Porto Heli. Adults on board the inflatable boat were subjected to alcohol tests and the results were negative. Further examination was to be carried out at the hospital where they were transferred for preventive reasons.

Information about a missing man
The inflatable speedboat was followed by another man, who disappeared. During the preliminary investigation and according to the inflatable witnesses, there was one more on board, an alien alleged to be the pilot. He, after approaching the boat on shore, after the collision, escaped and searched for himself.

The port for the collision of boats
The Coast Guard issued a statement on the fierce collision of the two vessels.

“The port authorities of Nafplio, Spetson, Portocheli, Hydra and Leonidio were briefed on the evening of 09-08-2019 by the Unified Coordination Center for Search and Rescue. for an incident of an inflatable boat, about 10 meters, with ten alien occupants (2 men, 3 women and 5 children), with a boat of about 5 meters, consisting of, as is currently known, three nationals (2 men and 1 woman) ), in the marine area “THYNI” of Argolida.

The collision caused the boat to sink, resulting in the unconscious removing of the two men, while the woman was taken seriously injured, by ambulance, to the Argos General Hospital. ”

In addition, by order of the Minister of Maritime Affairs, Yiannis Plakiotakis, the First Deputy of the Port, Vice Admiral Theodoros Kliaris and the Regional Commander of the 5th Regional Port Administration, Deputy Spyridon Kontiris, arrived in the area.

source –  iefimerida.gr 

 

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