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Inquest resumes into death of talented young hockey player

Charlie Hutton fell from a boat bear The Needles last year Credit: Hampshire Police

An inquest is to be resumed today into the death of a 14-year-old boy who died after he fell from a boat and was apparently hit by the propeller.

Charlie Hutton, was enjoying a ride on the boat driven by his father from Mudeford, Dorset, to The Needles landmark off the Isle of Wight when the accident happened last year.

It appears the boy and one of his friends fell into the sea. The friend suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries.

A third boy, and the dead boy's father, Simon Hutton, who owned the rigid hull inflatable boat managed to stay on board.

Charlie, a talented hockey player whose ambition was to compete in the Olympics, was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital by Coastguard helicopter but couldn't be saved.

Charlie Hutton's parents described him as beautiful and talented Credit: Hampshire Police

In a statement released through police after the incident, Charlie's parents, Simon and Gill Hutton, from Surrey, said:

"We are very sad to announce the death of our beautiful and very talented boy. Charlie was academically bright, an accomplished musician and an amazing field hockey player who had trained with the England under-15 team ...with the ambition of eventually playing for Britain in the Olympics in 2020.

"His effort, passion and self-belief would surely have taken him there. Our thanks go to all those who helped Charlie achieve such an incredible amount."

Propeller death inquest adjourned

Charlie Hutton Credit: Hampshire Police

The inquest into the death of a boy killed when he fell overboard off the Isle of Wight has been opened and adjourned.

Charlie Hutton, 14, from Surrey, was pronounced dead at Southampton General Hospital after falling from the rigid hull inflatable near The Needles on Friday.

The boat was travelling from Mudeford in Dorset to the Isle of Wight when Charlie and his friend fell into the water, getting tangled with the propeller.

The boat was being driven by Charlie’s father, Simon Hutton, 52.

The friend, also 14, was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital to receive treatment for an injury, which was serious but not life threatening.

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First pictures - boy who died in boating accident

Charlie Hutton Credit: Hampshire Police

These are the first pictures released of 14 year old Charlie Hutton, who died in a boating accident off the Isle of Wight on Friday.

The teenager is thought to have fallen into the water from a rigid hull inflatable near The Needles, and was apparently hit by its propeller.

Another boy was also hurt and taken to St. Mary’s Hospital on the island to receive treatment for an injury, which was serious but not life threatening.

Charlie Hutton Credit: Hampshire Police

Boy named after propeller death

The identity of a teenage boy who died in a boating accident off the Isle of Wight is being confirmed by Hampshire Constabulary and his next-of-kin.

Charlie Joseph Hutton, 14, from Surrey, was pronounced dead at Southampton General Hospital after falling overboard from a rigid hull inflatable near The Needles on Friday.

The boat was travelling from Mudeford in Dorset to the Isle of Wight when two of the four people on board fell into the water, getting tangled with the propeller.

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