Venice boat crash leaves two Brits and Italian dead as they attempted to break speed record from Monte Carlo

Venice boat crash leaves two Brits and Italian dead as they attempted to break speed record from Monte Carlo

- in Usa News
57
0

A HIGH-SPEED power boat trying to set a speed record crashed into an artificial reef in the Venetian Lagoon killing two British nationals and an Italian. 

The crew led by 76-year-old Italian businessman Fabio Buzzi, a power boat world champion, was attempting to set a record time in a stretch from Monaco to Venice.

Corriere della Sera daily reported they had been racing for 18 hours and 32 minutes last night when the accident occurred, keeping an average speed of about 62mph.

Buzzi died with the other two pilots, one of whom was British.

He designed and built power boats with his FB Design company and had been racing since 1960, setting multiple records including a long-distance record for the New York-Bermuda stretch in 2012.

A fourth member of the crew was thrown overboard and survived, firemen said.

More to follow

For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online.

Thesun.co.uk is your go to destination for the best celebrity news, football news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video.

Download our fantastic, new and improved free App for the best ever Sun Online experience. For iPhone click here, for Android click here. 

Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thesun and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSun.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

You may also like

Christmas post chaos feared as Royal Mail staff vote to strike over festive season

POSTIES have voted to bring havoc to Christmas