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The 24-year-old tourist drowns in Corfu days after a mother of four was killed by a speedboat propeller

Another Briton dies in Corfu: tourist, 24, drowns on island beach for days after mother of four was killed by speedboat propeller

  • A 27-year-old man drowned at Kerasia beach in Corfu, Greece yesterday
  • The locals saw him struggling hundreds of yards from the shore and tried to save him
  • When he was pulled from the ocean, he was unconscious, local media reported
  • Despite efforts to rescue him, the man who was on vacation with his girlfriend died on the way to the hospital

A 27-year-old British man drowned while swimming off a beach in Corfu yesterday, just a day after a mother of four was killed when hit by a speedboat propeller.

The man, who has not yet been identified, was swimming a few hundred meters off the shore of Kerasia beach in northeast Corfu when he was spotted in the water, Corfu Press reports.

Witnesses said locals jumped into the sea to rescue him and dragged the man to shore.

When he was pulled from the ocean, the man was already unconscious, according to local media. Bystanders called the Coast Guard who tried to resuscitate the man with a defibrillator.

A 27-year-old British man drowned yesterday while swimming off a beach on Kerasia beach in Corfu (photo)

A 27-year-old British man drowned yesterday while swimming off a beach on Kerasia beach in Corfu (photo)

Unfortunately, he died before they reached the hospital.

According to the local news site enimerosi, the victim was on vacation with his girlfriend.

The man’s death comes just a day after Claire Glatman, 60, the wife of multimillionaire real estate magnate Mark Glatman, was killed when she was hit by a speedboat while swimming in the sea at Avlaki Beach, Corfu on Monday.

Three English nationals between the ages of 20 and 30, two of whom have holiday homes on the island, are being investigated in connection with the death of Ms. Glatman, local media reports.

The man's death comes just a day after Claire Glatman (left), 60, the wife of multimillionaire real estate magnate Mark Glatman (right), was killed when she was hit by a speedboat while swimming in the sea off Avlaki beach. Corfu on Monday

The man's death comes just a day after Claire Glatman (left), 60, the wife of multimillionaire real estate magnate Mark Glatman (right), was killed when she was hit by a speedboat while swimming in the sea off Avlaki beach. Corfu on Monday

The man’s death comes just a day after Claire Glatman (left), 60, the wife of multimillionaire real estate magnate Mark Glatman (right), was killed when she was hit by a speedboat while swimming in the sea off Avlaki beach. Corfu on Monday

This morning, it was reported that hedge fund manager Rob Lucas, 58, his son, 18, and daughter, 22, were being questioned by agents as possible witnesses after Ms. Glatman’s death.

The speedboat believed to have been involved in the incident was found abandoned on a nearby beach and has been moved to a local marina while port authorities conduct a forensic investigation.

Mrs. Glatman was from Bedale in North Yorkshire and was on holiday with Mark, 63, and the eldest of her two daughters, who have been informed of her death. She also has two sons.

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