Boating crash victim remains in hospital

Emmanuel Brown and John Turner, along with a female passenger who survived the crash but suffered critical injuries, were on board this boat. - Photo: RCIPS

Police have made no arrest or laid any charges in connection with a fatal boat crash last month that claimed the lives of two men and left one woman seriously injured.

The woman is still receiving medical treatment in hospital.

Police said the investigation into the crash is continuing.

On 11 Aug., former police officer and football referee Emmanuel Brown, 49, from Cayman, and British man John Turner, 70, died after the single-engine 24‑foot Hurricane Deck boat they were aboard was involved in a collision with charter boat Pepper Jelly.

Emergency services found Turner unresponsive on board the boat. The injured woman was also found on the boat. Brown had been knocked overboard. Search and rescue crews recovered his body on 12 Aug. around noon.

Three people were on board the Pepper Jelly at the time. Their boat capsized in the collision. They were not injured.

Recently, an overseas marine accident reconstruction investigator was on island assisting with the inquiries into the two-vessel collision.

There is no word from police on when that report will be ready, or if the findings will be released to the public.

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