A much-loved Moorlands woman has sadly passed away after an incident at the seaside. Jane Walker, of Cheadle, had been a passenger on a RIB (rigid inflatable boat) in North Wales on Saturday evening when tragedy struck.
A much-loved Moorlands woman has sadly passed away after an incident at the seaside.
Jane Walker, of Cheadle, had been a passenger on a RIB (rigid inflatable boat) in North Wales on Saturday evening when tragedy struck.
The 52-year-old was injured after a collision between the RIB and a jet ski. Jane was taken ashore and treated by ambulance but then sadly died.
A spokesman for North Wales Police said: “At 7.29pm on Saturday (August 8), North Wales Police were notified by the Ambulance Service of a collision between a Jet Ski and a RIB on the Menai Straits.
“Jane Walker, a 52 year old passenger on the rib, from the Staffordshire area was injured, taken ashore and treated by an ambulance crew. Regrettably, she subsequently died.”
A spokesperson for the Welsh Ambulance Service added: “We were called on Saturday (August 8) at approximately 7.25pm to reports of a maritime transport incident in the Menai Bridge area of Anglesey.
“We sent three rapid response cars and two emergency ambulances to the scene. One patient was transported by road to Ysbyty Gwynedd (a hospital in Bangor, Wales).
“No further details are available from the Ambulance Service.”
Detective Chief Inspector Brian Kearney of North Wales Police said that an investigation is now underway regarding the fatal incident: “Following Mrs Walker’s death, North Wales Police has commenced an investigation to ascertain the sequence of events leading up to this collision.
“Our initial enquiries indicate that at the time, the boat and jet ski were on the Menai Straits at a location between the slipway in Menai Bridge and the pier in Bangor.
“The coroner for North West Wales Mr Dewi Pritchard Jones has been informed, and we are continuing to liaise with the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) into the circumstances of this collision.
“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Mrs Walker at this time.”
The police spokesman added: “Jane’s family are deeply shocked and devastated by the sudden passing of their much loved family member.
“They request that they can be given some privacy at this extremely difficult time so they can grieve and come to terms with what has happened.”
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