British Man Dies, Six Injured After Yacht Crashes Into Rocks Off Italian Coast

A British man died and six people were injured after a yacht crashed into rocks off the coast of Italy on July 31.

The Italian coastguard of Olbia and Porto Cervo found the 63-year-old British man, reportedly the owner of the 21-meter “Amore” yacht, unconscious but still alive in the waters near a resort in Sardinia. However, he later died after suffering from a heart attack.

The other six people on board the yacht suffered injuries from the crash. Two of whom were in serious condition.

The nationalities of those injured yacht passengers have yet to be disclosed.

The crash occurred at about 8:40 p.m. local time near the island of Rocche, south of the Li Nibani islands.

According to initial reports, the yacht suddenly swerved in an attempt to avoid crashing into another boat.

Local police impounded the yacht in Sardinia during the investigation.

The Italian coast guard is guarding the area where the incident took place.

The United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) said it was working with Italian agencies.

“We are providing support following a maritime accident in Sardinia, including to the family of a dual national who has died. We are in contact with the local authorities,” an FCDO spokesperson said in a statement, as quoted by Sky News.

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