The 15-year-old son of a British oil executive has been died in a speedboat tragedy while on holiday in Greece.

Toby Finnett, reported to be the son of Aon managing director Paul Finnett, was killed off the island of Paxos.

Mr Finnett was driving the speedboat when Toby fell off the back and became caught in the propeller blades, according to The Times.

The incident occurred on Saturday after Mr Finnett hired a speedboat with Toby, his older son Benjamin, 17, and stepson Kai Stark, 14.

The boat is believed to have run into rough seas about half a mile south of the island’s port town of Gaios.

Mr Finnett reportedly dived into the water and dragged Toby back onto the boat and headed to the nearest port, but the boy was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The Finnett family, from Littlehampton in West Sussex, are understood to be currently living in Houston, Texas, where Mr Finnett works as a managing director for the energy company.

A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "Foreign Office staff are supporting the family of a British child following his death in Paxos, and are in contact with the Greek police about the incident."

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