Woman killed by Corfu speedboat 'waved to get driver's attention'

A millionaire British mother of four killed by a speedboat as she swam in the sea may have been frantically waving to attract the driver's attention before it hit her, a coroner said today.

Witnesses said they saw experienced swimmer Claire Glatman waving her arms in the water for several minutes after she was struck by the boat.

But coroner Ioannis Aivatidis, who is investigating Mrs Glatman's death, said it was 'not impossible' that she may have been desperately trying to get the attention of the speedboat driver as they approached her.

Mrs Glatman, 60, died when she was hit by a speedboat which failed to stop on Monday as she was swimming off Avlaki beach on the north of the Greek holiday island. 

Mr Aivatidis also confirmed that police on the Greek had started doing forensic tests on two boats including one owned by a millionaire hedge fund boss from the UK. 

Mrs Glatman, 60, the wife of multimillionaire property tycoon Mark (pictured together), was killed when she was hit by the vessel while in the sea off Avlaki beach

Mrs Glatman, 60, the wife of multimillionaire property tycoon Mark (pictured together), was killed when she was hit by the vessel while in the sea off Avlaki beach

Police in Greece are examining a speedboat (above) belonging to British millionaire hedge fund boss Rob Lucas, 58, as part of their investigation into Mrs Glatman's death

Police in Greece are examining a speedboat (above) belonging to British millionaire hedge fund boss Rob Lucas, 58, as part of their investigation into Mrs Glatman's death 

The speedboat (above) ¿ a 25ft long Scorpion rigid inflatable with a powerful outboard engine - has been inspected by the coroner

The speedboat (above) – a 25ft long Scorpion rigid inflatable with a powerful outboard engine - has been inspected by the coroner

A locator map shows where Mrs Glatman sustained her fatal injuries at Avlaki Beach and where the speedboat suspected to have hit into her was later found  at Agios Stefanos Beach

A locator map shows where Mrs Glatman sustained her fatal injuries at Avlaki Beach and where the speedboat suspected to have hit into her was later found  at Agios Stefanos Beach

Investigators from the Corfu Port Authority have seized both boats so that tests can be carried out to try and establish if either of them was the one which hit Mrs Glatman.

One of the vessels – a 25ft long Scorpion rigid inflatable with a powerful outboard engine – is owned by Rob Lucas, 58, who is the managing partner of global investment firm CVC Capital Partners.

It is understood that port police have spoken to him and his 18-year-old son and his 22-year-old daughter, but they have strongly denied being involved in the accident

Sources have suggested that the Lucas family who have a £5 million mansion in Hertfordshire have insisted that they and their boat were in another part of the bay where Mrs Glatman was hit.

Hedge fund manager Rob Lucas (pictured), 58, his son, 18, and daughter, 22, were questioned as possible witnesses by officers after Claire Glatman died on Monday

Hedge fund manager Rob Lucas (pictured), 58, his son, 18, and daughter, 22, were questioned as possible witnesses by officers after Claire Glatman died on Monday

But his boat along with another believed to be owned by a Greek man have been hoisted out of the water and taken for examination at the harbour in Gouvia near Corfu Town.

Mrs Glatman from Bedale, North Yorkshire, who was an experienced swimmer had been staying with her millionaire property developer husband Mark, 63, and one of their daughters at their villa in Corfu which they have owned for seven years.

Corfu coroner Mr Aivatidis visited the harbour today, accompanied by two armed policemen, and announced that he was going to be examining both boats to see if either was involved.

He told a MailOnline reporter: 'There are two speedboats which I have got to take a look at to see if there is a possibility of identifying (what caused) those injuries.

'I want to see if they are compatible or in accordance with the autopsy findings. It may be compatible or incompatible.'

He added: 'The owners are

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