Brit tourist killed by speedboat propeller while swimming near beach

A British tourist has died after she was struck by a speedboat’s propeller while swimming.

The horror incident occurred on Monday morning while the woman was swimming off Avlaki beach on the island of Corfu.

The holidaymaker was unconscious when she was pulled out of the water with serious injuries to her “lower extremities” after being spotted by other bathers just before 10am local time.

Members of the emergency services rushed to the scene, where she was pronounced dead.

Greek media said she was on holiday on the island at the time of the incident. Her name has not been released by police.

The authorities have launched an investigation into her death.

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It was unclear whether she was swimming with family members or other British tourists at the time of the incident.

Many speedboats were operating in the area on Monday morning, Huffington Post Greece reported.

The Port Authority was among those investigating.

The woman’s body was taken to Corfu Hospital after the incident.

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