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North Wales boat crash victim named as woman from Staffordshire

By Jordan Reynolds | Staffordshire | News | Published: | Last Updated:

A woman who died after a crash between a jet ski and a boat has been named as Jane Walker from Staffordshire.

Jane Walker

Ms Walker, 52, died after a collision between a jet ski and the rigid inflatable boat (RIB) she was a passenger on in Anglesey.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed or filmed jet skis and a RIB on the Menai Straits between 5pm and 7.45pm on Saturday to come forward.

Ms Walker, from Cheadle, between Stoke-on-Trent and Uttoxeter, was taken ashore and treated by an ambulance crew but could not be saved.

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Kearney said: "Following Mrs Walker’s death, North Wales Police has commenced an investigation to ascertain the sequence of events leading up to this collision.

"Our initial enquiries indicate that at the time, the boat and jet ski were on the Menai Straits at a location between the slipway in Menai Bridge and the pier in Bangor.

"The coroner for North West Wales Mr Dewi Pritchard Jones has been informed, and we are continuing to liaise with the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) into the circumstances of this collision.

"Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Mrs Walker at this time."

Mrs Walker's family have requested that they can be given some privacy so they can grieve and come to terms with what has happened.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via live webchat north-wales.police.uk/contact/live-chat-support or 101 quoting ref Y114906.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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