British man dies in high speed crash between yachts in Cannes
26th May 2019

A British man has died after a collision between two yachts near Cannes on the last night of the film festival.

The 29-year-old, who was a crew member on board the Minx vessel, suffered a heart attack, according to the region’s maritime prefecture.

He was injured when the yacht Vision tried to manoeuvre past the Minx.

The Minx was anchored north of Ile Sainte-Marguerite, a statement said.

The prefecture said that ‘despite all attempts at resuscitation’ the man was declared dead after a ‘cardiac arrest’.

Another 17 people aboard the two vessels were taken to shore ‘safe and sound but shocked’, the prefecture added.

Maritime police are investigating the incident.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: ‘Our staff are assisting the family of a British man following his death in France, and are in contact with the local authorities.’

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