Russian tourist killed by speedboat in Rhodes

Russian tourist killed by speedboat in Rhodes

Coast guard officers on the southeastern Aegean holiday island of Rhodes on Sunday recovered the body of a 37-year-old Russian tourist who had gone missing the previous day.

The woman’s body was dismembered, leading officers to believe that she was struck by a speedboat propeller as she was swimming off the coast of Afandou beach. Her personal belongings were found abandoned on the beach on Saturday night, prompting the search.

A 43-year-old Swiss man who was seen driving a speedboat for water sports in the area on Saturday has been remanded in custody and was to appear before a prosecutor on Sunday.

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