The family of a US publishing executive killed in a boating incident in southern Italy is urging Italian authorities to fully investigate the death.
ROMAN — The family of a US publishing executive killed in a boating incident in southern Italy is urging Italian authorities to fully investigate the death and hold anyone responsible.
Mike White, husband of Adrienne Vaughan, representing their family, said: “We are cooperating with the Italian authorities in their investigation and will continue to do so until they have a conclusion. .
Vaughan, the 45-year-old president of the US branch of Bloomsbury Publishing, was killed on August 3 when the rented motorboat her family rented crashed into a rented sailboat off the Amalfi coast.
Prosecutors said the captain of the motorboat was being investigated on suspicion of manslaughter and causing the shipwreck. No fees have been announced.
Salerno prosecutor Giuseppe Borrelli said on August 5 that Vaughan was sunbathing on the bow of the boat and jumped into the water at the time of impact. Two doctors among the passengers on the sailboat dived into the sea to try to help and a nearby ship brought her ashore, but Vaughan died before she was taken to hospital.
White and the captain were wounded; The family’s two children were unharmed.
In a statement released by a spokesperson, White said Vaughan’s death has left the family grieving. He said: “Her absence from our lives and the terrible circumstances of her death are incomprehensible.
“We urge the Italian authorities to fully investigate the circumstances that led to Adrienne’s death, to determine where responsibility for this lies, and to ensure that any person found is held accountable. responsible to the Italian criminal justice system,” he said, adding a request for privacy for the family.