Manslaughter probe after Gosport man dies in boat crash

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  • Hampshire Constabulary’s Major Crime team launch criminal investigation after death
  • Man interviewed under police caution on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter over boat crash
  • He has not been arrested or bailed but attended police station voluntarily
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A MAN has been interviewed under police caution on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter after a Gosport man died in a boat crash.

It comes as Hampshire Constabulary launched a criminal investigation into Ryan McKinlay’s death.

The 36-year-old, from Gosport, died after travelling as a passenger on a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) on Friday, June 19, when a collision occurred in Osborne Bay, off Isle of Wight, with a larger motorboat.

The larger boat had been carrying the RIB earlier in the day.

Mr McKinlay was pronounced dead on Friday evening after he was taken to hospital.

Now police have revealed a man in his 30s from Southampton voluntarily attended a police station yesterday.

He was not arrested and he is not on bail but may be interviewed again.

Hampshire Constabulary’s Major Crime team is leading the investigation.

A Home Office post-mortem examination to help establish the cause of death is due to be held this afternoon.

Next-of-kin are being kept informed by a family liaison officer.

A police spokesman the coroner and partner agencies have been updated.

Detectives have thanked members of the public for their help in the investigation.

Anyone with information or who saw the collision in Osborne Bay between 4.45pm and 5pm on Friday, June 19, 2015 can contact Hampshire Constabulary by phoning 101 and quoting Operation Change.

Mini-com users can phone 18001 101.

Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.