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British Oil Exec’s Grief Over Loss Of Teenage Son In Freak RIB Accident

22nd July 2018
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Paul Finnett, his son Toby and two brothers had been exploring the island of Mogonisi near Paxos before the tragedy Paul Finnett, his son Toby and two brothers had been exploring the island of Mogonisi near Paxos before the tragedy Photo: FocalPoint/Wikimedia

#Greece - A British oil executive has spoken of his heartbreak over the loss of his 15-year-old son in a freak boating accident in Greece last weekend.

As Mail Online reports, Toby Finnett died after falling overboard into the propellor of the RIB his father Paul Finnett was helming off Paxos last Saturday (14 July).

Paul, an experienced sailor, jumped into the choppy waters to drag his son back on board and sped back to shore to get help, but the teenager was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

“We are numb – there is no pain like losing a child,” said Paul of his family’s grief, adding that the tragedy occurred when Toby “lost his balance in the blink of an eye trying to get closer to his brothers who were at the front of the boat.”

Mail Online has more on the story HERE.

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