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British woman reported dead in boat accident in France

23 Octobre 2017

The victim, understood to be Jess Wilkes, 27, was flung from the craft as it travelled on the Rhone near the city of Avignon on Saturday night.

One British citizen was killed and five others were injured in a collision with a tour boat with an iron buoy on the river Rhone in the South of France.

Her body was found six metres underwater, firefighters near Avignon told the AFP news agency.

The official says the four others injured were also on the boat and two of them are in serious condition.

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Meanwhile her father, Bernard Wilkes, 72, said they "want answers" over the death of his "beautiful young girl who lived life to the full".

Ms Wilkes, from Lamberhurst, Kent, is said to have spent the evening with friends at a restaurant on Barthelasse, an island on the river, and the boat was travelling back to Avignon.

An investigation has been launched to determine the circumstances of the incident.

British woman reported dead in boat accident in France