British man killed two days in to his honeymoon in tragic jet ski crash

Jeremy Hope, 39, died from internal injuries after allegedly colliding with his friend, who has been arrested

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Pictures of a British man killed in a tragic jet ski crash two days in to his honeymoon have emerged.

Jeremy Hope, 39, died of severe internal injuries after allegedly colliding with his friend while they were riding the vehicles off Kamari Beach on the Greek holiday island of Santorini earlier this week.

According to reports, Mr Hope carried on sunbathing with his new wife Sarah after the collision but then fell ill.

Paramedics transported him by air ambulance to a hospital in Crete but he died in the helicopter from head and chest injuries.

Greek authorities said that the owner of the water sports rental company had been arrested along with a 29-year-old Briton who is believed to have been Mr Hope's friend.

His friend was detained at Athens International Airport as he attempted to fly to Crete.

Both of the accused are due to appear before a state prosecutor on the island of Naxos today.

A close relative of Mr Hope’s told the Mirror:

“His [Jeremy’s] dad only flew back from the wedding on Wednesday. He’s devastated. Everything’s up in the air at the moment, we don’t know exactly what has happened.

“It is a real tragedy. Jeremy and Sarah were close, they ran a business together.”

It was reported that the newlywed had become engaged to his wife Sarah in Australia in March and were married on Monday in a ceremony attended by close family and friends.

Mr Hope reportedly ran an estate agents in Kingston upon Thames with his wife.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are aware of the death of a British national in Greece on September 17. We are providing consular assistance to his family at this sad time.”

“We are aware of the arrest of a British national in Greece and are providing consular assistance.”

Additional reporting by PA

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