• Crushed By Own Yacht

    A COMPANY director has been crushed to death by his own 29ft sailing yacht after it fell on him.

    The 56-year-old man had been carrying out general repairs beneath the half-tonne wooden vessel when it suddenly toppled on to him at a yacht club.

    His body was found under the yacht at the Weymouth Sailing Club in Dorset yesterday.

    Paramedics tried in vain to save him.

    Members of the club have now spoken out of their shock, with Euan NcNair, commodore of Weymouth Sailing Club, saying: "It is with much regret that I can confirm that there was a serious accident at Weymouth Sailing Club involving a boat in storage ashore and a single person who unfortunately died at the scene.

    "It was a 29ft sailing boat that fell on him and it wasn't moving at the time.