Speedboat captain released pending probe into deadly accident on Rhodes


A 42-year-old speedboat captain who killed a tourist in an accident on Rhodes on Saturday was released by authorities on Monday pending an investigation.

The captain, a Swiss national, was dragging a water skier at the time of the accident, which happened shortly before sunset on the Dodecanese island. There were another five people, friends of the water skier, in the boat.

The tourist was a 37-year-old Russian woman who was swimming in the sea when she was hit by the speedboat.