Girl, 15, killed after boat crashes into buoy in Southampton Water

A teenager has died after a boat collided with a buoy near Southampton.

Saturday, 22nd August 2020, 7:07 pm

Twelve people who had been travelling in the rigid inflatable boat (RIB) were taken to hospital following the accident in Southampton Water, near Netley, at 10.10am today.

A 15-year-old girl was pronounced dead in hospital, Hampshire Constabulary said.

The force said it is now working with the Coastguard and Marine Accident Investigation Branch to establish what happened.

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Southampton Water, seen from Netley Picture: Google

It said the victim's next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

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Anyone with any information about the incident or may have captured footage of it is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 554.