A group of ten French tourists was in custody in Greece Saturday after a boat accident that left two dead and one seriously injured, it was learned from the coastguard. The group, which includes two men, three women and five miners, was on a ten-meter speedboat suspected of hitting a small wooden boat on Friday night near Porto Heli in the Peloponnese, about 170 km to the south. -est from Athens, told AFP a spokesman for the coastguard.
Two Greeks who were aboard the wooden boat, apparently a fishing boat, were killed in the collision and a Greek sexagenarian was seriously injured. She was hospitalized in Athens.
The driver of the boat questioned
On Saturday, a Frenchman presented himself to the authorities in Greece as the driver of an outboarder incriminated in an accident. The 44-year-old man came with a lawyer several hours after the Friday night accident. No indication was available immediately to know when it would be presented to the prosecutor. The French group was taken to Porto Heli for interrogation and must be presented by Monday to the prosecutor's office who will decide whether to charge him. They were arrested after helping to transport the wounded woman and one of the two dead to the shore, according to the Coast Guard spokeswoman.
The minors are not treated as suspects but are with their parents in the coast guard offices in Porto Heli, she said. In 2016, four people, including one girl, were killed in a collision between a speedboat and a small tourist boat near the island of Aegina, southwest of Athens. Speedboat accidents are common in Greece during the summer months. In 2016, four people, including one girl, were killed in a collision between a speedboat and a small tourist boat near the island of Aegina, southwest of Athens. No one was convicted and the main suspect, an elderly Greek, died one year after the accident.