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La Polonia stew broke her neck in fall, coroner reports


UPDATE: July 18
British Chief Stew Rebecca Boyle was found dead in her cabin on board M/Y La Polonia on July 4. She died during the night from a broken neck sustained during an accidental fall while returning to her cabin, according to the coroner’s report as reported in

British Chief Stew Rebecca Boyle was found dead in her cabin on board M/Y La Polonia on July 4, according to several media sources. The yacht is docked in the Port of Imperia, Italy. She was 32.

It is suspected that Ms. Boyle died from a head or neck injury sustained in a fall. The incident is under investigation as an accident, according to The Sun Online. Local law enforcement said they received a call after a crew member said Ms. Boyle did not show up for breakfast and her body was found laying on the floor in her cabin at about 8 a.m. She was found alone with a suitcase on the floor, no blood or signs of violence were reported, and autopsy results are pending.

Rebecca Boyle
Nov. 20, 1985 – July 4, 2018
Photo from Facebook

Ms. Boyle’s resume includes work as a chief stew with Allied Marine Brokerage and on the 40m M/Y Imperial, the 38m M/Y Constance Joy and the 32m M/Y Seven. Other work included work as stew on the 70m M/Y Martha Ann, the 52m M/Y Seahorse, the 34m M/Y Robusto, and the 25m M/Y Little Taiba, and as deckhand on the 42m M/Y My Way.

For more visit The Sun Online.

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