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Fatal boat accident on Lake Garda: prison sentences for Germans

The tragic case caused a stir: in June 2021, two Germans caused a boat accident on Lake Garda in which an Italian couple died. Now the men have been convicted.

Brescia – In the trial after the fatal boat accident on Lake Garda in Italy, the court in Brescia sentenced the two accused Germans to prison terms.

The boat driver gets four years and six months and the boat owner two years and eleven months, judge Mauroernesto Macca said on Monday in the northern Italian city.

The two 52-year-old Munich residents collided shortly before midnight on June 19 near the western shore of the lake with the wooden boat of an Italian couple from the area. 37-year-old Umberto Garzarella and his girlfriend Greta Nedrotti (25) died.

The Germans testified in court at the end of February that they had not noticed that they had collided with a boat during the night. Instead, they assumed flotsam. The men were charged with manslaughter and failure to provide assistance. The verdict is not yet legally binding. dpa

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