THREE young Brits have been arrested over the death of Claire Glatman who was killed when she was hit by a speedboat propeller in Corfu.
Claire, 60, was taking a dip off the island’s coast when she was struck by the boat which reportedly left the scene.
The mum-of-four, from Bedale, North Yorkshire, was found unconscious and bleeding out with serious injuries to her legs and arms.
Corfu authorities found the suspect"boat dumped in a small marina on the island before tracking down the trio.
The three, whose families reported have homes in the Ayios Stefanos area of the island, were detained last night and are being questioned over Claire's death.
Ms Glatman was reportedly a regular swimmer at the spot on Avlaki beach and was well known among local expat community.
She regularly spent several months of the year at a villa the family owned, reports the Telegraph.
Local media reports the boat was dragging a water skier when it struck Claire at around 10am on Monday.
It is reported the boat passed over her at a high speed before changing direction and heading out into open sea.
Horrified witnesses on the beach saw what happened, with authorities crediting them with helping to "crack the puzzle".
Another speedboat from a local boat rental company reportedly hurried to help the injured woman.
The coastguard then arrived on the scene and she was taken to Imerolia before being taken by ambulance to Corfu Hospital.
Ms Glatman is believed to have been swimming with a friend at the time, who escaped the impact.
A coastguard official said: “She lost so much blood from wounds sustained as a result of the propeller hitting her.
“There were wounds to her legs, arms and body.”
Greece currently has a travel corridor with the UK that allows tourists to go abroad without having to quarantine when they return to Britain.
Greece has so far only recorded 262 coronavirus deaths and 10,134 cases – but infections have been creeping up since the end of July.
The country recorded its highest daily figure on August 26 with 293 new infections.
It remains significantly below other popular holiday destinations however such as France and Spain, which are recording thousands of new cases daily.
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