British teenager dies in boating accident in USVI

9th Aug 2004

There are reports today of a young British boy who has been killed in a boating accident of off the coast of Virgin Gorda located in the US Virgin Islands. These reports were confirmed by the US Coastguard yesterday.The UK based Independent newspaper said of the incident;
‘Luke Noble, 14, died along with an American companion when a speedboat collided with their dinghy. Luke’s brother Steven and another US citizen, Ian Murray, both 18, survived the accident, which happened on Thursday night near Virgin Gorda, the second largest island in the group. All four were on the dinghy at the time of the crash.’
The Foreign Office sated: “We are aware of the death of Luke in a boating accident in the British Virgin Islands. The family has not asked us to provide consular assistance yet. We are just standing ready to help where we can.”


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