Cobnor boat accident man named

THE man who died in a boating accident in Cobnor has been named as Joel Eager, of Kings Walk, Shoreham.

Police were called to the Christian Youth Enterprises Sailing Centre in Cobnor, near Chichester, on Friday, July 1, after reports the 21-year-old had fallen overboard from a rigid inflatable boat nearby.

He was pulled from the water by two other men in the boat suffered a serious head injury. He was airlifted to King’s Hospital in London by the Sussex Air Ambulance, where he later died.

Sussex Police and the Health Safety Executive are carrying out an investigation.

An inquest has been opened and adjourned.