The prosecutor on the island of Syros, Greece, ordered on Tuesday the release of the water sports business owner and the speedboat driver who were arrested in relation to the fatal injury of a 10-year-old boy on Monday, in the popular Aegean island of Mykonos.
The prosecutor ruled that there was no need for the two to be transferred to Syros and asked Mykonos port authorities to continue the preliminary investigation, upon the conclusion of which a trial date will be set.
The boy’s body will be taken to the Syros Hospital for an autopsy.
The boy, accompanied by his godfather, was riding an inflatable banana boat which was towed by a speedboat in the Kalo Livadi area of Mykonos. He lost his balance and fell into the water but when the speedboat driver turned the boat around to check on him, he was fatally injured by the boat’s propeller.