German tourists investigated after boat crash in Italy kills two

German tourists are investigated for manslaughter after horror boat crash in Italy kills two people with female victim’s leg partially torn off

  • Local media named Greta Nedrotti, 25, and Umberto Garzarella, 37, as victims
  • Investigators on Monday awaited blood analyses to determine if the two German tourists from Munich had been drinking before the crash
  •  The Carabinieri said both Germans are free on their own recognisance while under investigation for alleged manslaughter and failure to provide evidence

Two German tourists are being investigated for alleged manslaughter after a boat crash in Italy killed two people.

An Italian man and woman died in the boat collision on Lake Garda, Italian police said. Local media reported that the woman’s leg had been partially torn off. 

The Corriere della Sera newspaper named the victims as Greta Nedrotti, 25, and Umberto Garzarella, 37. 

Investigators were awaiting results on Monday of blood analyses to determine if the tourists, from Munich, had been drinking before the crash.

The Carabinieri said both Germans are free on their own recognisance while under investigation for alleged manslaughter and failure to provide evidence. 

The Carabinieri office conducting the investigation declined to give further details to the Associated Press because the probe is still ongoing. 

Two German tourists are being investigated for alleged manslaughter after a boat crash in Italy killed two people


The Corriere della Sera newspaper named the victims as Greta Nedrotti (left), 25, and Umberto Garzarella (right), 37

Investigators were awaiting results on Monday of blood analyses to determine if the tourists, from Munich, had been drinking before the crash

Nedrotti’s body was recovered from the lake on Sunday evening by Italian firefighter rescue divers. Garzarella’s body had been found in their small boat earlier that day.      

Corriere della Sera said the victims’ boat was badly gashed near the bow and that Garzarella had suffered a serious abdominal wound. 

One of Nedrotti’s legs was partially torn off, it said. A search had been launched for her after women’s clothing was found on the boat near Garzarella’s body.

Police located the tourists after people noticed their docked motorboat was damaged, the Italian daily said.

The Carabinieri said both Germans are free on their own recognisance while under investigation for alleged manslaughter and failure to provide evidence

The Italians reportedly had met with friends on shore Saturday evening, then headed out on Garzarella’s boat and were about mid-lake when the vessel was struck by the motorboat. 

Corriere della Sera said investigators found pieces of wood from Garzarella’s boat embedded in the tourists’ boat.

Lake Garda, which has many shoreline resorts in northern Italy, is very popular with European visitors

The Italians reportedly had met with friends on shore Saturday evening, then headed out on Garzarella’s boat and were about mid-lake when the vessel was struck by the motorboat

Corriere della Sera said investigators found pieces of wood from Garzarella’s boat embedded in the tourists’ boat

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