Two German tourists from Munich are being investigated for alleged manslaughter and failure to provide assistance following a fatal boat crash on Italy’s Lake Garda on Sunday in which an Italian man and woman were killed.
Italian state RaiNews24 TV said investigators were awaiting results of blood analyses to determine if the tourists had been drinking before the crash.
According to reports by the Associated Press (AP), the woman’s body was recovered from the lake Sunday evening by Italian firefighter rescue divers and the man’s body was found in their small boat earlier in the day. It is believed the German tourist’s boat collided with that of the victims.
Local media has named Greta Nedrotti, 25, and Umberto Garzarella, 37, as the victims.
The Corriere della Sera newspaper said the victims’ boat was badly gashed near the bow and that the man, 37, had suffered a grave abdominal wound. One of the 25-year-old woman’s legs was partially torn off, it said.
The Italian Carabinieri paramilitary police said both Germans are free on their own recognisance while under investigation for alleged manslaughter and failure to provide assistance.
Images courtesy of AP.