A terrifying speedboat tragedy in Italy claimed the life of the publisher’s CEO, who was responsible for the Harry Potter books.
The disaster claimed the life of Adrienne Vaughan, president of Bloomsbury USA, who was traveling with her husband and two kids.
Yesterday, Leanna, 14, and Mason, 11, along with their mother Adrienne, 45, and father Mike, rented a boat to cruise the southern coast of Italy.
However, at about 6:30 p.m., their boat crashed with a tourist ship carrying 85 guests to a wedding. According to reports, Adrienne was pushed into the ocean and killed when she came into contact with the boat’s propellers.
Despite the fact that helicopters and ambulances sped to the scene, the 45-year-old was pronounced dead.
She claims that her spouse was also thrown from the boat and sustained severe limb injuries, including a dislocated shoulder and lacerated wounds. According to reports, the kids are shocked but unharmed.
Along with Mike, the boat’s skipper was hurt and rushed to the hospital.
The reportedly terrified wedding guests returned to port so that police could question them regarding the collision.
The Amalfi Port Authority has already opened an investigation into the collision. The cause of the collision between the two boats is not yet known.
The pleasure boat firm in Nerano reportedly stated: “We are shocked, and we are waiting to know the facts.”
In 2021, Adrienne was appointed president of Bloomsbury, the American division of the British publishing house that is responsible for the seven Harry Potter novels.
Throughout her career, she had worked on well-known projects, such as the groundbreaking Harry Potter series.