In connection with a boating tragedy south of Perth that claimed the lives of two ladies, including the mother of West Coast AFL star Rhett Bazzo, a man has been charged with manslaughter.
On January 22, the boat at Creery Island in the Mandurah estuary was carrying four persons when it crashed with a guidepost for a channel marker.
Debbie Burdon, 54, drowned immediately after entering the water.
The next day, the 54-year-old corpse of a fellow traveler, Kylie Bazzo, was found.
A 54-year-old guy was unharmed, while a 47-year-old man who was apparently operating the boat was transported to the hospital with significant injuries.
The 47-year-old is accused with two charges of manslaughter, according to the police, and will appear before Mandurah Magistrates Court on Monday.
In Mandurah, both women had managed and volunteered for sports teams.
When Ms. Bazzo was Peel Thunder’s chief executive officer in the early 2000s, she was the league’s first female team executive.
Rhett, her son, played his first AFL game for West Coast last year.
In 2015, the 19-year-renowned old’s WAFL player father, Steve Bazzo, passed away from cancer.
Last month, the West Coast expressed their shock upon learning of Ms. Bazzo’s demise.
The team issued a statement saying, “The players, staff, and board of the club send their sincere sympathies to the Bazzo family and are extending every support to Rhett, his sister Kameron, and their loved ones.”
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