Brit killed & 6 injured in yacht crash after boat hit rocks while trying to avoid another ship in Italy
A BRIT has died after a luxury yacht hit rocks near a resort in Sardinia, Italy.
The victim, a 63-year-old man from the UK, was alive when the coast guard was able to board the wrecked ship off the coast of Porto Cervo.
However, tragically, he could not be saved and died at the scene.
Six other people were injured in the horrific crash.
Officials say the man was seriously injured when a 70ft yacht plowed into rocks just off the coast.
It is understood he may be the owner of the boat, La Stampa reported.
Nurses rushed to the shore to help other casualties, including two people in critical condition being taken to hospital.
The accident happened around 8:40 p.m. while the group was sailing in front of the Li Nibani archipelago.
It is understood that the yacht may have changed course suddenly to avoid colliding with another boat.
The ship was partially sunk after hitting a rock.
It was recovered and towed to Porto Cervo.
Officials have detained it for further investigation.
The scene of the accident is also being guarded by the Coast Guard tonight.