Corfu police are ‘investigating the millionaire’s speedboat’ while investigating the death of a British colleague
Hedge fund manager Rob Lucas (pictured), 58, his son, 18, and daughter, 22, were questioned as possible witnesses by agents after Claire Glatman died Monday
Police have been “investigating a millionaire’s speedboat” while investigating the death of a British woman who was hit by a propeller while swimming off the coast of Corfu.
Hedge fund manager Rob Lucas (58), his son (18) and daughter (22) were questioned by agents as possible witnesses after Claire Glatman died on Monday.
Ms. Glatman, 60, the wife of multi-millionaire real estate magnate Mark, was killed when she was hit by a ship while in the sea off Avlaki beach.
Her body was taken out of the water shortly before 10 a.m., taken to Corfu General Hospital and identified by her family’s lawyer yesterday.
The speedboat believed to be involved – not Mr. Lucas’s – was found abandoned on a nearby beach and moved to a local marina for forensics.
Mr Lucas and his children, who reportedly own a house in Corfu, have had their rib-style boat inspected by the police.
Another ship, believed to belong to a local who had claimed to be rescuing Mrs. Glatman, was also investigated.
But officers say they should still look for other boats that were nearby when the tragedy happened and talk to their owners.
Ms. Glatman, 60, wife of multi-millionaire real estate magnate Mark (pictured together), was killed when she was hit by the ship while in the sea off Avlaki beach
The speedboat believed to be involved in the incident (pictured) was found abandoned on a nearby beach and moved to a local marina for forensics
Sources claimed at the Sun the Lucas family had been in another part of Corfu with their ship at the time and are not involved.
The trio, who own a £ 5 million house in Hertfordshire, are also said not to be part of police investigations and had assisted officers as potential witnesses.
Mrs. Glatman from Bedale, North Yorkshire, was on holiday with her husband, 63, and the eldest of her two daughters. She also has two sons.
Coroner Ioannis Aivatidis said Ms. Glatman had injuries to her left wrist, arm, chest, pelvis and right thigh, leading to internal and external bleeding.
Aivatidis added that Ms. Glatman was hit hard by the speedboat and died after a few moments.
He said the wounds were so severe that no attempt to resuscitate her would have worked if someone had managed to get her out of the water.
A location map shows where Ms. Glatman sustained her fatal injuries on Avlaki Beach and where the speedboat suspected of hitting her was later found on Agios Stefanos beach
Pictured is a file photo of Avlaki Beach, where Ms. Glatman tragically died on Monday
She was described as a resident of Corfu for most of the year, who was “very popular in the local community,” the public broadcaster said. ERT.
Ms Glatman is said to have fallen in love with Mr Glatman on the island 30 years ago and the couple recently bought a villa, the Telegraph reported.
A friend who chose to remain anonymous told the newspaper that Ms. Glatman was an accomplished swimmer.
Ms. Glatman swam on site every day while on the island, Corfu Press reported, citing friends of the family.
Villagers in Mrs. Glatman’s home village of Well, where they lived in the historic Well Hall, were shocked by the death of the ‘beautiful soul’.
A neighbor said, “It’s terrible news. She loved Corfu and they spent a lot of time there, but she was also a popular person in Well. ‘
They added, “I knew her as a beautiful soul, kind and very young at heart.”
Another villager said: ‘We had a scarecrow festival this weekend and the whole village came together and we had a fantastic time, but this really razed us to the ground.
Port authorities discovered an abandoned speedboat on the nearby beach. Pictured: a Greek coast guard ship
‘What a terrible event. My thoughts are with Mark and the rest of the family. ‘
The couple’s home was a sprawling walled estate, with a swimming pool and tennis courts.
They also owned a £ 3 million mansion in Knightsbridge, London, as well as the villa in Corfu.
A Coast Guard spokesman said: “We received an emergency call from local swimmers who found the woman’s body floating in the sea.
“The Coast Guard recovered the body and transferred it to the local state hospital where an autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.”
A Foreign Ministry spokesman added: “We are in contact with local authorities following reports that a British woman has died in Corfu.”
Ms. Glatman, née Glover, was born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, and her husband was an attorney who became an influential commercial real estate developer.
In 2000 he founded the Abstract group of companies, with a focus on real estate development and investment and venture capital projects.
The net worth of his businesses is over £ 83 million.