A British oil executive whose son was killed in a horrific speedboat accident in Greece has spoken for the first time of his devastation.
Paul Finnett, 53, was at the helm when his son Toby, 15, fell off their rented boat and into the blades of the propeller.
The managing director at energy company Aon jumped in and dragged Toby back on to the boat. The teenager was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Paul Finnett and wife Amanda, second right, with Toby, circled, and brothers Benjamin and Kai, far right, earlier this year
‘We are numb – there is no pain like losing a child,’ said Mr Finnett. ‘Nothing can prepare you for the shock and disbelief that this can ever happen to you.
‘Toby lived life to the full in his short 15 years and was an inspiration to us all. He was one of a kind – passionate about learning about the world, cultures and adventure. He had big dreams and was confident they would be fulfilled.’
Mr Finnett is originally from Littlehampton, West Sussex, but has lived in Houston, Texas, since 1994. He described Toby, a talented filmmaker and keen runner who competed for